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Aesop Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Aesop

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It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Related topics: Motivational Cynical

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

 

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both,
before we commit ourselves to either.
- Aesop

After all is said and done, more is said than done.
- Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes,
they will use you for theirs.
- Aesop

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind,
soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
- Aesop

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
- Aesop

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
- Aesop

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- Aesop

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water,
they are good servants, but bad masters.
- Aesop

Don't let your special character and values,
the secret that you know and no one else does,
the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the
great chewing complacency.
- Aesop

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
- Aesop

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
- Aesop

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit;
and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
- Aesop

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
- Aesop

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
- Aesop

He that always gives way to others will end in having
no principles of his own.
- Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small,
is ever wasted.
- Aesop

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
- Aesop

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy.
Let a man be one thing or the other,
and we then know how to meet him.
- Aesop

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- Aesop

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
- Aesop

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
- Aesop

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness,
however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop

It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
- Aesop

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
- Aesop

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
- Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
- Aesop

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard,
if we do not strive as well as pray.
- Aesop

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
- Aesop

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
- Aesop

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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