A Lion decided to tax his subjects so he did not have to hunt. The Tiger suggested taxing vice. The Elephant suggested taxing virtue. Nobody won.
The best tax system is voluntary.
A hungry Lion brushed aside a Snake with his paw. The Snake, angered, bit the Lion with deadly venom. Snake pointed out even small enemies can hurt.
Any enemy is a bad enemy.
The Lion summoned many to his den. Bear thought it reeked and was killed for his observation. Monkey said otherwise and was killed. Fox demurred and lived.
Watch what you say in the presence of greater power.
A sick Lion was attended by Wolf and Fox. Wolf said the Fox had been gone plotting. Fox returned saying he found a cure: the pelt of a Wolf. Bye Wolf.
Plot against others and fall into a trap of your own making.
A beast/bird war broke out. Asses and Hares came to the field. The Lion, instead of dismissing them, said the Asses could trumpet and Hares carry letters.
Everyone can be of use in war.
A Lion and Fox hunted together. An Ass was killed for supper. Fox was to guard but got hungry and ate the brain. Lion angry. Fox explained no brain if here.
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