Quotes and Sayings by Aesop

Here are few of my favorite Aesop Quotes and sayings.
We must have come across some common proverbs or sayings as kids but I don’t remember any now which I can attribute to any author or person, but we all do remember the Aesop’s fables and the idioms and proverbs that Aesop so well told.

“The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.”

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

“It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.”
~ Aesop

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”
~ Aesop’s, The Dog and the Shadow

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

“Heaven helps those who help themselves.”
~Hercules and the Wagoner

“Persuasion is often more effectual than force.”

“United we stand, divided we fall.”
~Man and His Sons

“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

“The Horse and Groom A groom used to spend whole days in currycombing and rubbing down his Horse, but at the same time stole his oats and sold them for his own profit. Alas! said the Horse, if you really wish me to be in good condition, you should groom me less, and feed me more. ”

“Honesty is the best policy.”
~Mercury and the Woodman

The famous of them all, “Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched. ”

“Be content with what you have.”
~Dog and His Reflection

” It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. ”

“Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.”

“We should use our judgment before coming to a decision.”
~Fox and the Bramble

“We need to be helped, not scolded, when we are in trouble.”
~Boy Bathing

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