Aesop


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Aesop (c. 620–564 BC) was a fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if they 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. In many of the tales, animals ... more »

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