Aesop (/ˈiːsɒp/ EE-sop; Ancient Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos; c. 620 – 564 BCE) was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and 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. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave (δοῦλος) who by his cleverness acquires free... More
Example is the best precept.
Aesop #Food #Peace
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Aesop #Great #Politics
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Every truth has two sides it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Aesop #Imagination #Success
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.