Rate this quote:(5.00 / 1 vote)

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

The Dog and the Shadow

Modified by Normando on October 24, 2021


(c. 550 B.C.) legendary Greek fabulist

All Aesop quotes | Aesop Books

FAVORITE (1 fan)

Discuss this Aesop quote with the community:



    Find a translation for this quote in other languages:

    حذار خشية أن تفقد المادة عن طريق الإمساك بالظل.

    tenga cuidado de no perder la sustancia agarrándose a la sombra.

    مواظب باشید مبادا با گرفتن سایه ماده را از دست دهید.

    सावधान रहें कि आप छाया में लोभी होकर पदार्थ खो देते हैं।

    היזהר שמא תאבד את החומר על ידי אחיזה בצל.


    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Quote of the Day Today's Quote | Archive

    Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

    Please enter your email address:


    Use the citation below to add this quote to your bibliography:


    "Aesop Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Oct. 2021. <https://www.quotes.net/quote/5470>.


    We need you!

    Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Authors


    Browse Quotes.net


    Are you a quotes master?

    "One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing
    • A. Aristotle
    • B. Alexander the Great
    • C. Socrates
    • D. Julius Caesar