Many believe that Aesop is merely a legend and his fables are a collection of the works of numerous anonymous writers over time.
Interesting quotes by Aesop
“After all is said and done, more is said than done.”
“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”
“It is easy to despise what you cannot get.”
“Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.”
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
“A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.”
A brief biography of Aesop
Aesop was a fabulist and storyteller from ancient Greece, most famously known for Aesop’s Fables—a collection of works featuring anthropomorphised animals. He is said to have been born circa 620 BC in Mesembria, ancient Thrace, and to have died in Delphi in 564 BC.
No original writings of Aesop have survived the centuries, nor does any clear record of his existence. While scant information about Aesop is found in the writings of ancient Greek philosophers and historians, such as Aristotle, Herodotus and Plutarch, there is no solid evidence of his ilfe that scholars agree upon.
Regardless of wether or not there was an Aesop, the works attributed to him have passed down through the centuries into modern times and are still widely read, although most have been drastically changed over the years. Aesop has also been depicted in the art of numerous cultures from ancient times to the present day.