Proverbs from Aesop's Fables, or Aesop's Fables from Proverbs
|The Ass in a Lion's skin.
|The Ass in the Lion's
The Fox and the Ass.
|Wrangle for an ass's shadow.||The Ass and His Shadow.|
|Bell the Cat.||The Mice in Council.|
|The belly carries the legs and not the legs the belly.||The Belly and the Members.|
|The Cat in the meal.||The Weasel and the Mice.
The Cat and the Mice.
|Count one's chickens before they are hatched.||The Milk-Woman and Her Pail.|
|The Dog in the Manger.||The Dog in the Manger .|
|The Dog barking at its own shadow on the water.||The Dog and the Shadow.|
|Everyone is prejudiced by
Every child is beautiful in its mother’s eyes.
|The Eagle and the Owl.
Jupiter and the Monkey.
|The Fly on the wheel (or coach-wheel).||The Fly and the
A Fly upon a wheel.
|Add insult to injury.||The Bald Man and the Fly.|
|The Fox and the grapes.
|The Fox and the Grapes.|
|The Fox Knows many tricks but the hedgehog (or cat) one great one.||The Fox and the Cat.|
|The Fox that has lost his tail.||The Fox Who Had Lost His Tail.|
|The Frogs and Their King.
|The Frogs Asking for a King.|
|Kill the goose that lays the
The Golden Goose.
|The Goose With the Golden Eggs|
|The Jay in borrowed plumes.
The Jay and the Peacock.
|Who depicted the Lion?||The Man and the Lion|
|The Lion and the Mouse.||The Lion and the Mouse.|
|The Lion's share.||The Wild Ass and the
The Lion, the Fox, and the Ass.
|Look at his hands and not at his eyes.||The Fowler and the birds.|
|Look before you leap.||The Fox and the Goat.|
|Mountain in Labor.||The Mountain in Labor.|
|Oaks may break when reeds
stand the storm.
Better bend than break.
|The Oak and the Reeds.|
|A Snake in one's bosom.
(warm, cherish, etc.)
|The Farmer and the Snake.|
|The biter bit.||The Viper and the File.|
|Bundle of Sticks.||The Father and His Sons.|
|One Swallow does not make a summer.||The Spendthrift and the Swallow.|
|The tortoise wins the race while the hare is sleeping.||The Hare and the Tortoise.|
|Cry Wolf.||The Shepherd's Boy and the Wolf.|
|Put one's head into the Wolf's (or Fox's) mouth.||The Wolf and the Crane.|
|The Wolf in Sheep's clothing
/ The Wolf in a Lamb's skin
|The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.|
|What is most truly valuable is often underrated.||The Stag at the Pool.|
|There is nothing like
Every man for his own trade.
|The Three Tradesmen.|
|That is Hackerton's cow.||The Partial Judge.|
|Do not attempt too much at once.||The Boy and the Filberts.|
|Pull a person's chestnuts
out of the fire.
Take the chestnuts out of the fire with the cat's paw.
|The Monkey and The Cat|