Aesop Top 10 Quotes


Slow but steady wins the race. 

Aesop (The Hare and the Tortoise)


Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.

Aesop (Juno and the Peacock)


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

Aesop (The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse)


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

Aesop (The Lion, The Ass, And The Fox Hunting)


Don't cry over spilt milk.

Aesop (The Milkmaid and Her Pail)


It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow. 

Aesop (The Ant and the Grasshopper)


Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.

Aesop (The Milkmaid and Her Pail)


It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. 

Aesop (The Jay and the Peacock)


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

Aesop (The Dog and the Shadow)


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

Aesop (The Dog in the Manger)

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Aesop Biography

Born: 620 BCE
Died: 564 BCE

Aesop was an ancient Greek writer. He is credited with quite a few popular fables, although his existence remains uncertain.

Notable Works

The Fox and the Grapes
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The Cat and the Mice

The North Wind and the Sun

The Mountain in Labour
The Lion's Share
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Dog and the Shadow

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