No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:639) - Aesop compassion kindness
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:799) - Aesop Aesop's Fables friendship enemy
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:580) - Aesop Aesop's Fables
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:672) - Aesop
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:514) - Aesop humor
Hellenistic statue claimed to depict Aesop, Art Collection of Villa Albani, Rome
Aesop (pronounced /ˈiːsɒp/ EE-sop, Ancient Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos, c. 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.
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 freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. Older spellings of his name have included Esop(e) and Isope. A later tradition (dating from the Middle Ages) depicts Aesop as a black Ethiopian. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included several works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs.