[Read more…] about The Horse and The Stag
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs. A horse lets a rider mount to chase a stag. The rider keeps the horse.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
[Read more…] about The Hart and The Vine
Do not mistreat those who help you. A Hart (stag) hides from hunters in vines. The Hart starts to nibble on the vines and gives himself away. Too bad.
Do not mistreat those who help you.
[Read more…] about The Trees and The Axe
The trees willingly give a woodsman a shaft for his axe. Ooops, too bad.
Nothing bothers a man more than to see he has aided his own undoing.
[Read more…] about The Goose With The Golden Eggs
A man owned a goose that laid golden eggs and decided to kill it to obtain the source of gold. There wasn’t one. Too bad.
Greed often overreaches itself.
[Read more…] about The Traveler and Fortune
A person slept by a well. Fortune, not wanting to be blamed for a drowning, saved the person from folly.
Everyone is more or less master of his own fate.
[Read more…] about The Fisherman and The Little Fish
A caught Fish pleads for life but the fisherman says no with no certainty of another.
A little thing in hand is worth more than a great thing in prospect.