Aesop

Aesop
c. 620 B.C.
560 B.C.

Greek Fabulist

Author Quotes

Those who live on expectations are sure to be disappointed.

Practice what you preach.

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

Do not trust flatterers.

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

One good turn deserves another.

Distrust interested advice.

Please all, and you will please none.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

Greed oft o’erreaches itself.

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

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience--well that comes from poor judgment.

When the great help the small, both are saved.

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

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

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

Possessions are of no value unless they are used.

The desire for imaginary benefits often involves the loss of present blessings.

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.

It is easy to despise what you cannot get.

I should be foolish to release the bird I have in my hand in order to pursue another.

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for their own.

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First Name
Aesop
Birth Date
c. 620 B.C.
Death Date
560 B.C.
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Greek Fabulist