Aesop’s Fables

Use this gallery to explore Aesop’s fables. Each picture represents one of the fables; captions provide the morals taught by each fable. Does one of the images catch your eye? Does one of these stories teach a lesson that intrigues you? 

Click the image to be directed to the full text of the fable.

 

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Borrowed feathers do not make a fine

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Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.

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It’s impossible for victims to reason with their oppressors.

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Do unto other as you would have other do unto you.

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Little friends may prove great friends.

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There is always someone worse off than ourselves.

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Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.

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Pride comes before a fall.

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If you covet all, you may lose all.

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You cannot escape your nature.

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Reckless mistakes are more readily forgiven than willful malice.

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Much outcry, little outcome.

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At no time should you say something that you would not say at all times.

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Only fools are taken in by flattery.

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Before making a change, make sure it will be a change for the better.

Better to have a little that you’re sure of than a lot that you could lose at any time.

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Intelligence and bravery can defeat even the strongest enemy.

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Expect no reward for serving the wicked.

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Never accept an invitation prompted by selfish motives.

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Might makes right.

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Liars are not believed, even when they speak the truth.

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