Aesop quotes

Born
c. 620 BCE.

Died
564 BCE.

Occupation
Author.

Aesop was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
– Aesop
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
– Aesop
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
– Aesop
Slow but steady wins the race.
– Aesop
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
– Aesop
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
– Aesop
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
– Aesop
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
– Aesop
United we stand, divided we fall.
– Aesop
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
– Aesop
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
– Aesop
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
– Aesop
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
– Aesop
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
– Aesop
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
– Aesop
Please all, and you will please none.
– Aesop
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
– Aesop
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
– Aesop
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
– Aesop
Appearances are often deceiving.
– Aesop
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
– Aesop
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
– Aesop
The gods help them that help themselves.
– Aesop
Adventure is worthwhile.
– Aesop
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
– Aesop
Familiarity breeds contempt.
– Aesop
Example is the best precept.
– Aesop