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Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)
Greek slave & fable author [more author details]
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What a splendid head, yet no brain.
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Aesop
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
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Aesop, Hercules and the Wagoner
The gods help them that help themselves.
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Aesop, Hercules and the Wagoner
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
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Aesop, Juno and the Peacock
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
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Aesop, The Ant and the Grasshopper
Union gives strength.
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Aesop, The Bundle of Sticks
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
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Aesop, The Dog and the Shadow
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
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Aesop, The Dog in the Manger
The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
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Aesop, The Eagle and the Arrow
I am sure the grapes are sour.
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Aesop, The Fox and the Grapes
Familiarity breed contempt.
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Aesop, The Fox and the Lion
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
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Aesop, The Frog and the Ox
Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.
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Aesop, The Goose with the Golden Eggs
Slow and steady wins the race.
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Aesop, The Hare and the Tortoise
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
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Aesop, The Jay and the Peacock
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
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Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse
While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again.
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Aesop, The Lion, the Fox, and the Beasts
I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath.
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Aesop, The Man and the Satyr
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
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Aesop, The Milkmaid and Her Pail
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
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Aesop, The Old Man and Death
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