Aesop Quotes

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  • Harm seek, harm find.

    Aesop, George Fyler Townsend (1871). “Three Hundred Æsop's Fables”, p.28
  • Every man carries two bags about him, one in front and one behind, and both are full of faults. The bag in front contains his neighbors' faults, the one behind his own. Hence it is that men do not see their own faults, but never fail to see those of others.

    Men   Two   Bags  
    Aesop, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1939). “Æsop's Fables”
  • Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

    Aesop, Thomas James (1872). “Aesop's Fables: A New Version, Chiefly from Original Sources”, p.36
  • A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him. Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it. They all tried, but in vain. Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father, "Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone".

  • A wild boar was sharpening his tusks upon the trunk of a tree in the forest when a fox came by and asked, Why are you doing that, pray? The huntsmen are not out today and there are no other dangers at hand that I can see. True, my friend, replied the Boar, but the instant my life is in danger, I shall need to use my tusks. There will be no time to sharpen them then.

    Hands   Tree   Needs  
    Aesop (2015). “Aesop's Fables”, p.180, Aesop
  • Every man for himself.

    Munro Leaf, Aesop (1979). “Aesop's Fables: A New Version”
  • Vices are their own punishment

    Aesop (2015). “Aesop's Fables”, p.55, Pelekanos Books
  • No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward

    Giving   Coward   Matter  
    Aesop (2014). “Aesop's Fables”, p.12, Penguin
  • The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

    Aesop (2009). “Aesop's Fables”, p.251, The Floating Press
  • Look and see which way the wind blows before you commit yourself.

    Blow   Wind   Looks  
    Aesop, General Press (2016). “Aesop's Fables: A collection of 284 moral stories”, p.4, GENERAL PRESS
  • Little liberties are great offenses.

    Aesop (2015). “Aesop's Fables”, p.36, Aesop
  • Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon.

    Safe   Way   Hundred  
    Aesop (2013). “Aesop's Fables”, p.39, Lulu Press, Inc
  • We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.

    Mean   Giving   Enemy  
    Aesop (2013). “Aesop's Fables”, p.76, Lulu Press, Inc
  • If you don't want to lose, you should wait for the right opportunity

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

    Joseph Jacobs, Aesop (2002). “The Fables of Aesop”, p.89, Courier Corporation
  • We like other people to show themselves to us as they really are.

    Graeme Kent, Eric Kincaid, Aesop (1990). “Aesop's fables: a collection of Aesop's fables”, Checkerboard Pr
  • Better poverty without care, than riches with.

    Care   Riches   Poverty  
    Aesop (2011). “Aesop's Fables 01-30 (伊索寓言(第一篇至第三十篇))”, p.384, Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.

    Aesop, Thomas James (1872). “Aesop's Fables: A New Version, Chiefly from Original Sources”, p.109
  • You will only injure yourself if you take notice of despicable enemies.

    Hate   Enemy   Despise  
    Aesop, Grimm, Andersen (1909). “Folk-Lore and Fable”
  • It is foolish to try to imitate the skills of others.

    Wise   Wisdom   Skills  
    Albert Cullum, Aesop (1972). “Aesop in the afternoon”
  • Zeal should not outrun discretion.

    Should   Zeal   Outrun  
    Aesop (2016). “Aesop's Fables - Complete Collection”, p.17,
  • False friends leave you in times of trouble.

    Albert Cullum, Aesop (1972). “Aesop in the afternoon”
  • United we stand, divided we fall.

    Family   Fall   Diversity  
    Aesop (1947). “The Fables of AEsop”, Ann Arbor [Mich.] : University Microfilms
  • The loiterer often imputes delay to his more active friend.

    Delay   Active  
    Edward J. Detmold, Aesop (2014). “The Fables of Aesop”, p.5, Courier Corporation
  • We can easily represent things as we wish them to be.

    Aesop (2013). “Aesop's Fables”, p.36, Lulu Press, Inc
  • Facts speak plainer than words

    Facts   Speak  
    Aesop, Pat Ronson Stewart (1994). “Aesop's Fables”, p.6, Courier Corporation
  • Every man should be content to mind his own business.

    Men   Mind   Should  
    Aesop (2016). “Aesop's Fables”, p.64, Aesop
  • Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield.

    Aesop (2013). “Aesop's Fables”, p.46, Lulu Press, Inc
  • Only cowards insult dying majesty.

    Dying   Coward   Majesty  
    Aesop, Grimm, Andersen (1909). “Folk-Lore and Fable”
  • If you are wise you won't be deceived by the innocent airs of those whom you have once found to be dangerous.

    Wise   Air   Innocent  
    Aesop (2011). “Aesop's Fables”, p.18, Collector's Library
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