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Inspirational Aesop Quotes

Inspirational Aesop quotes
Portrait of Aesop by Velázquez

Aesop (620–564 BCE) was an Ancient Greek story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if he ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Scattered details of Aesop’s life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch.

Aesop quotes are very inspirational and motivational. Below is a collection of inspirational Aesop quotes.

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

“Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.”
― Aesop

“Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.”
― Aesop

“Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.”
― Aesop

“If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.”
― Aesop

“It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.”
– Aesop

“Little by little does the trick.”
― 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

“It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.”
― Aesop

“Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.”
― Aesop

“Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.”
― Aesop

“Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.”
– Aesop

“A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.”
― Aesop

“United we stand; divided we fall.”
― Aesop

“The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales.”
― 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

“If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself.”
― Aesop

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”
― Aesop

“Please all, and you will please none.”
― Aesop

“After all is said and done, more is said than done.”
― Aesop

“Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most.”
― Aesop

“The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.”
― Aesop

“Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.”
― Aesop

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

“Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.”
― Aesop

14 thoughts on “Inspirational Aesop Quotes

  1. I’ve always enjoyed Aesop’s fables but I had no idea there is no proof of his existence. This fact has made me pause and come to the conclusion that I hope evidence of his existence will come to light. Thank you for the information and his quotes.

  2. I love Aesop, I believe he did exist, just maybe not the way others wanted to perceive him. My son loves his collection of stories and he’s yet to turn five. Thanks for compiling some of his awesome quotes.

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