52 Powerful Aesop Quotes To Inspire You

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

  2. The gods help them that help themselves.- Aesop

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

  4. Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. – Aesop

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

  6. Little friends may prove great friends. – Aesop

  7. There is always someone worse off than yourself. – Aesop

  8. Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop

  9. United we stand, divided we fall. – Aesop

  10. Appearances often are deceiving. -Aesop

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

  12. Only cowards insult dying majesty. – Aesop

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

  14. Familiarity breed contempt. – Aesop

  15. Faithful are the wounds of a friend but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. – Aesop

  16. 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

  17. Any excuse will serve a tyrant. – Aesop

  18. Plodding wins the race. – Aesop

  19. It is easy to despise what you cannot get. – Aesop

  20. 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

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

  22. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction. – Aesop

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

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

  25. You may share the labours of the great, but you may not share the spoil. – Aesop

  26. Please all, and you will please none. – Aesop

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

  28. Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear. -Aesop

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

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

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

  32. It is easier to get into the enemy’s toils than out again. – Aesop

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

  34. In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest. – Aesop

  35. The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. – Aesop

  36. Persuasion is often more effectual than force. – Aesop

  37. Put your shoulder to the wheel. – Aesop

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

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

  40. What a splendid head, yet no brain. – Aesop

  41. People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves. – Aesop

  42. Union gives strength. – Aesop

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

  44. The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle’s own plumes. – Aesop

  45. We often give our enemies the means of our own destiny – Aesop

  46. I am sure the grapes are sour. -Aesop

  47. Slow and steady wins the race. – Aesop

  48. I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath. – Aesop

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

  50. While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy’s toils than out again. – Aesop

  51. Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing. – Aesop

  52. After all is said and done, more is said than done. – Aesop

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craig hill

Craig is the founder of LifeGuider, he is dedicated to improving not only himself but also others in being more physically fit and mentally capable of handling life’s challenges. He is not your regular life coach, no fancy clothes or fast cars, just a regular “Ole Joe” who has experienced the ups and downs of life like everyone else.

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