A Drone asked a Snail how it had the patience to journey so slowly. The Snail answered that the Drone leaves no mark of its passing.
While alive, live well.
One Butterfly landed on top of a leaf, another below. One called the tree green and the other white. A Bee said both were right; top and bottom differ.
Get all the facts to avoid arguments.
An Ape wanted the honey from a Bee but complained about the sting. The Bee agreed that the sting can be bitter when anger is provoked.
Don’t provoke others for your own benefit.
A Gnat asked a Bee for charity in return for teaching music. The Bee demurred noting how poor his music had made the Gnat.
If you offer something, make it something of value to the other.
A Bee asked a chanting Cuckoo to cease repetition. The Cuckoo said everything the Bee does is the same. Bee responded that in art monotony must be avoided.
In works of taste and amusement, monotony is to be avoided.
A Bee and Spider argued which was the better artist. The Spider touted its web. The Bee touted its comb. Each argued against the other. Nobody won.
The value of art is often estimated by its use.