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A list of the best Aesop quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Aesop quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Aesop quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Aesop should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Aesop quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Aesop quotes?" and "What is the most famous Aesop quote?"

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Wealth unused might as well not exist. Aesop

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Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. Aesop

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

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Lea Tammi added We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

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Appearances are deceptive. Aesop

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Lea Tammi added After all is said and done, more is said than done.

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Slow and steady wins the race. Aesop

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Lea Tammi added Adventure is worthwhile.

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Little by little does the trick. Aesop

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Lea Tammi added Adventure is worthwhile.

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We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted. Aesop

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Lea Tammi added Equals make the best friends.

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

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Lea Tammi added The gods help them that help themselves.

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

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michaelj72 added Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.

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michaelj72 added Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

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Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. Aesop

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Union gives strength. Aesop

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Lea Tammi added Better to starve free than be a fat slave.

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michaelj72 added Persuasion is often more effectual than force.

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Lea Tammi added Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

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michaelj72 added Once a wolf, always a wolf.

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michaelj72 added Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

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Lea Tammi added Try as one may, it is impossible to deny one's nature.

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Lea Tammi added Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.

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Lea Tammi added Better poverty without a care than wealth with its many obligations.

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

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The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. Aesop

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The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales. Aesop

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In union there is strength. Aesop

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

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Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. Aesop

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Example is the best precept. Aesop

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Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in. Aesop

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It is easy to be brave when far away from danger. Aesop

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michaelj72 added Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.

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Lea Tammi added Whoever neglects old friends for the sake of new deserves what he gets if he loses both.

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Lea Tammi added He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.

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michaelj72 added Little friends may prove great friends.

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michaelj72 added Much outcry, little outcome.

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Enemies promises were made to be broken. Aesop

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There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but - whack - his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES. Aesop

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michaelj72 added Put your shoulder to the wheel.

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Lea Tammi added Expect no reward when you serve the wicked, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pain.

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Lea Tammi added Do not attempt to hide things which cannot be hidden.

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Please all, and you will please none. Aesop

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Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety. Aesop

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Lea Tammi added We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

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Lea Tammi added Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.