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The quotations below relate directly to one of Aesop's Fables. These stories are known for the moral, or the lesson, that they teach. Be careful when you use the well-known ones in your writing -- you don't want your writing to sound trite.

  • “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” – From “The Eagle and the Fox”

  • “The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.” – From “The Farmer and the Snake”

  • “Birds of a feather flock together.” – From “The Farmer and the Stork”

  • “No arguments will give courage to the coward.” – From “The Fawn and His Mother”

  • “United we stand, divided we fall.” – From “The Father and His Sons”

  • “To the selfish all are selfish.” – From “The Fox and the Bramble”

  • “Misery loves company.” – From “The Fox Who Lost His Tale”

  • “Look before you leap.” – From “The Fox and the Goat”

  • “Better no rule than cruel rule.” – From “The Frogs Desiring a King”

  • “Slow but steady wins the race.” – From “The Tortoise and the Hare”

  • “In unity there is strength.”

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