51+ Best Aesop Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Aesop was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables. Profoundly inspirational Aesop quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Aesop Quotes

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

Appearances are often deceiving. — Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt. — Aesop

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

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

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

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction. — 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

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

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

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

United we stand, divided we fall. — Aesop

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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. — Aesop

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

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

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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten. — Aesop

Please all, and you will please none. — Aesop

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

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

Adventure is worthwhile. — Aesop

Persuasion is often more effectual than force. — Aesop

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

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

The gods help them that help themselves. — Aesop

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

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

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant. — Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction. — Aesop

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

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

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. — Aesop

Slow but steady wins the race. — 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

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

Example is the best precept. — Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel. — Aesop

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

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

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

Plodding wins the race. — Aesop

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

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

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety. — 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

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

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

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