Quotations From AESOP


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  • The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise!
    Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. "The Fly on the Wheel," Fables, trans. by Francis Bacon in his essay "Of Vain-Glory."

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  • Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
    Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. "The Fox and the Goat," Fables.

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  • Appearances often are deceiving.
    Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. Fables, "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing."
  • Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
    Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. Fables, "The Milkmaid and Her Pail."
  • Familiarity breeds contempt.
    Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. Fables, "The Fox and the Lion."
  • The gods help them that help themselves.
    Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. Fables, "Hercules and the Wagoner."
  • Put your shoulder to the wheel.
    Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. Fables, "Hercules and the Wagoner."
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