Quotes by Aesop

The gods help them that help themselves.
– Aesop
United we stand, divided we fall.
– Aesop
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
– Aesop
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
– Aesop
In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
– Aesop
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
– Aesop
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
– Aesop
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
– Aesop
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
– Aesop
What a splendid head, yet no brain.
– Aesop
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
– Aesop
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
– Aesop
Union gives strength.
– Aesop
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
– Aesop
The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
– Aesop
I am sure the grapes are sour.
– Aesop
Familiarity breed contempt.
– Aesop
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
– Aesop
Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.
– Aesop
Slow and steady wins the race.
– Aesop