75 Best Aesop Quotes on Life from Aesop’s Fables

Aesop was an Ancient Greek fabulist or tale-teller who is credited with a collection of famous fables known as Aesop’s Fables.


Best Aesop Quotes


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


The more you want, the more you stand to lose. ~ Aesop.

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

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing. ~ Aesop.


If you don’t want to lose, you should wait for the right opportunity. ~ Aesop.

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety. ~ Aesop.

Nobody believes a liar…even when he is telling the truth! ~ Aesop.

I can’t be friends with a man who blows hot and cold with the same breath. ~ Aesop.


It is easy to be brave at a safe distance. ~ Aesop.

Vices are their own punishment. ~ Aesop.

Do not attempt to hide things which cannot be hidden. ~ Aesop.


Little by little does the trick. ~ Aesop.

Facts speak plainer than words. ~ Aesop.


Self-help is the best help. ~ Aesop.

Servants don’t know a good master till they have served a worse one. ~ Aesop.

Famous Aesop Quotes

Persuasion is often more effectual than force. ~ Aesop.


Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. ~ Aesop.

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten. ~ Aesop.


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

Whoever neglects old friends for the sake of new deserves what e gets if he loses both. ~ Aesop.

The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit. ~ Aesop.

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


Adventure is worthwhile. ~ Aesop.

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

Popular Aesop Quotes

Familiarity breeds contempt. ~ Aesop.

Those who enter through the back door can expect to be shown out through the window. ~ Aesop.


Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most. ~ Aesop.

It is one thing to conceive a good plan, and another to execute it. ~ Aesop.

Please all, and you will please none. ~ Aesop.

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


After all is said and done, more is said than done. ~ Aesop.

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. ~ Aesop.

A man is known by the company he keeps. ~ Aesop.

Top Aesop Quotes

Try as one may, it is impossible to deny one’s nature. ~ Aesop.

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


Keep your place in life and your place will keep you. ~ Aesop.

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.

Misfortune tests the sincerity of friendship. ~ Aesop.

No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward. ~ Aesop.

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction. ~ Aesop.


Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. ~ Aesop.

Expect no reward when you serve the wicked, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pain. ~ Aesop.

Inspiring Aesop Quotes

Example is the best precept. ~ Aesop.

Once a wolf, always a wolf. ~ Aesop.

Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself. ~ Aesop.


Necessity is the mother of invention. ~ Aesop.

Uninvited guests are often most welcome when they leave. ~ Aesop.

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.

If you are wise you won’t be deceived by the innocent airs of those whom you have once found to be dangerous. ~ Aesop.

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another. ~ Aesop.


Sometimes the slow ones blame the active for the delay. ~ Aesop.

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

Wise Aesop Quotes

Wise men say nothing in dangerous times. ~ Aesop.

It is easy to despise what you cannot get. ~ Aesop.


Self-conceit may lead to self destruction. ~ Aesop.

Notoriety is often mistaken for fame. ~ Aesop.

Put your shoulder to the wheel. ~ Aesop.

Be content with your lot; once cannot be first in everything. ~ Aesop.


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

It is absurd to ape our betters. ~ Aesop.

United we stand; divided we fall. ~ Aesop.

Plodding wins the race. ~ Aesop.


The gods help them that help themselves. ~ Aesop.

Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool. ~ Aesop., Aesop’s Fables

Inspirational Aesop Quotes

The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales. ~ Aesop.

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


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

There are many statues of men slaying lions, but if only the lions were sculptors there might be quite a different set of statues. ~ Aesop.


It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. ~ Aesop.

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

Adversity tests the sincerity of friends. ~ Aesop.

No one believes a liar even when he tells the truth. ~ Aesop.

I am sure the grapes are sour. ~ Aesop.


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

It is thrifty to prepare today for wants of tomorrow. ~ Aesop.

So these were the 75 quotes by Aesop.

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