[Read more…] about The Fox and The Cat
Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon. A cat goes up a tree and gets away while a fox is caught trying to figure out what to do.
Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon.
[Read more…] about The Dog and The Wolf
A Dog offered to help a Wolf get regular feed from his Master. The Wolf listened but saw a bald spot on Dog’s neck where the collar sat. Goodbye said Wolf.
Better starve free than be a fat slave.
[Read more…] about The Mischievous Dog
A bad dog was given a collar so people could be warned at his approach. The dog thought it a good thing and was proud of it. He was wrong.
Notoriety should not be mistaken for fame.
[Read more…] about The Dog and The Cook
A Dog invited another to the feast. The visiting Dog was found among the food by the cook who threw him out. To save face, visitor said he was drunk.
Some respect is due the servant for the sake of the master.
[Read more…] about The Mountebank and His Dog
A Mountebank traveled the country showing his Dog doing tricks. Epictetus praised these actions as it showed the excellence of learning.
Good education is of infinite importance.
[Read more…] about The Unlucky Dog
A starving Dog took a piece of meat. The owner called “mad dog” after it and the crowds killed it out of ignorance.
Make the punishment fit the crime.