A Lion wanted a Horse for a meal. He tried taking the part of a doctor at a school. When the Horse showed up he saw through the sham and escaped by kicking.
Fooling those trying to fool you is beneficial. [Read more…] about A Horse and A Lion
An ass was overloaded and asked for help. No help was forthcoming and the ass died. The other animal then had to carry the whole load.
Help one another. [Read more…] about The Ass and The Mule
People were heaping false praise on Caligula on a horse. The horse threw him and was raised to high position because of being the only honest one.
The honest man carries preference in esteem.
A Sorrel Mare was favorite. Eventually worn out, she was sold to servants and then as a carriage horse. Master was in an accident and recognized the mare.
Don’t cast out old friends; let them live in dignity.
A Horse brought the Emperor safe out of battle. The Emperor created a magnificant stable for the Horse which could not have cared less.
Happiness beyond the limits which nature has prescribed is an illusion.
A young Horse decried his servitude before the Horse Council. An elder Steed then argued that the reward is a warm stable and freedom in age. He won.
Consider all views when arguing.