Life, Motivation

45 Greatest and Popular Quotes by Aesop

Best Aesop Quotes

Aesop was a legendary Ancient Greek fabulists or story teller who is an author of a number of Greek fables which are now communally known as Aesop’s Fables. Here are some of the famous quotes by Aesop.

Aesop Quote

  1. “We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.” – Aesop
  2. “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop
  3. “It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.” – Aesop
  4. “People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.” – Aesop
  5. “Plodding wins the race.” – Aesop
  6. “Wealth unused might as well not exist.” – Aesop
  7. “Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.” – Aesop
  8. “Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.” – Aesop
  9. “The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales” – Aesop
  10. “A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.” – Aesop
  11. “After all is said and done, more is said than done.” – Aesop
  12. “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” – Aesop
  13. “Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either” – Aesop
  14. “The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
  15. “We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction” – Aesop
  16. “Appearances are often deceiving.” – Aesop
  17. “Persuasion is often more effectual than force.”
  18. “It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.” – Aesop
  19. “He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.” – Aesop
  20. “Slow but steady wins the race.” – Aesop
  21. “United we stand; divided we fall” – Aesop
  22. “It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.” – Aesop
  23. “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” – Aesop
  24. “The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.” – Aesop
  25. “Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.” – Aesop
  26. “Familiarity breed contempt.” – Aesop
  27. “The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.” – Aesop
  28. “Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow” – Aesop
  29. “Please all, and you will please none” – Aesop
  30. “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
  31. “The smaller the mind the greater the conceit” – Aesop
  32. “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” – Aesop
  33. “Enemies promises were made to be broken.” – Aesop
  34. “Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.” – Aesop
  35. “Union gives strength.” – Aesop
  36. “Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.” – Aesop
  37. “We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.” – Aesop
  38. “Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.” – Aesop
  39. “It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters” – Aesop
  40. “Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten” – Aesop
  41. “Little by little does the trick.” – Aesop
  42. “Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.” – Aesop
  43. “Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.” – Aesop
  44. “Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.” – Aesop
  45. “It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.” – Aesop

The above were few of the finest quotes by Aesop, we hope that you must have enjoyed reading them. If you have more of his quotes do share in the comments section.