[Read more…] about The Lion, The Fox, and The Ass
A lion hunted with others. When it came time to divide the spoils the lion killed those who attempted to divide thing evenly. The fox learned and lived.
Happy is the man who learns from the misfortunes of others.
[Read more…] about The Ass in The Lion’s Skin
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool. An ass decides to have fun and dresses as a lion. The ass is found out and beaten. Shame.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
[Read more…] about The Fox and The Stork
A fox and stork trade suppers in dishes the other has a hard time using.
One bad turn deserves another.
[Read more…] about The Fox and The Grapes
A fox tries to get grapes to eat but cannot. The fox goes away in disgust saying he didn’t want them anyhow.
It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
[Read more…] about The Fox and The Lion
A fox learns how to be comfortable around a lion. Other fables say to take care.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
[Read more…] about The Judicious Elephant
A Wolf and Leopard gave Horse their prey to hold. A Fox talked the Horse out of it. An Elephant decided that all three had to claim the prize. Not likely.
In doubtful and intricate cases, discrimination and solidity of judgment are required.