[Read more…] about A Jackdaw and Peacock Feathers
A fine bird is more than fine feathers. A Jackdaw tried to make itself look pretty using peacock feathers. It had to flee when found out. What a rout.
A fine bird is more than fine feathers
[Read more…] about The Frogs Pick a King
Frogs prayed for a king but got a log. Prayed again and got a stork who started to have a feast on them.
People are never satisfied.
[Read more…] about Mercury and The Sculptor
Mercury visited a Sculptor to see how he was valued. Asking about other statues for value he then asked about his image. Sculptor gave it little value.
Don’t overvalue yourself.
[Read more…] about The Congregation of Pious Animals
The animals met to offer acknowledgments to Jupiter for the endowments. Jupiter said it wasn’t needed to recite what he already knew and had given them.
The pious should avoid vanity and self-opinion.
[Read more…] about The Spectacles
Jupiter gave mankind a gift of spectacles; each a different color and strength. Everybody thought their pair was better than all others.
Each has their own best opinion.
[Read more…] about Jupiter’s Lottery
Jupiter set up a lottery with Wisdom as prize. Minerva won but people were mad that Jupiter’s daughter won. Jupiter substituted Folly and people were happy.
The greatest fools have always looked upon themselves as the wisest men.