Aesop (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 speak and have human characteristics. - Wikipedia
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Only cowards insult dying majesty.
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
The gods help them that help themselves.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath.
I am sure the grapes are sour.
What a splendid head, yet no brain.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Familiarity breed contempt.