Aesop


Aesop Quotes

  • ''Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.''
    Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. Fables, "The Milkmaid and Her Pail."
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  • ''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."
  • ''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."
  • ''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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