A working Ant berated a slow-moving Caterpillar, saying how much better he was. The Caterpillar came back as a Butterfly and the Ant changed his tune. Don’t burn bridges; you don’t know when you might need them.
A Butterfly called to an Ant carrying grain asking why. Ant said to survive the winter. Butterfly said to enjoy life as it’s short for everyone. Enjoy youth; everyone dies.
An Ant chided a Chrysalis for not being able to move. Later, a beautiful Butterfly told the Ant he should not boast and then flew away on the wind. Before giving advice to others know all the facts.
A dove about to be caught in a tree was scared away because an ant, seeing the problem, stung the bird catcher who then yelled. Return favors given to you.
An ant and fly disputed their respective merits. The fly boasted about being on royalty; the ant talked about toiling for a living. The ant won. Work honestly and you won’t be scorned.
A Man used to steal and store goods from neighbors. Jupiter turned him into an Ant but his behavior did not change. At the root, people stay the same even if they look like they are changing.
A Philosopher saw a shipwreck. While musing on the fate of the vessel a swarm of Ants approach and one bit him. He stomped on them all. Hypocrite. Act as you profess to believe.
A Grasshopper frolicked while an Ant stored food for the winter. When winter came the Ant was comfortable; the Grasshopper not so. Prepare for the future.