[Read more…] about The North Wind and The Sun
The wind and the sun bet on which can force a man to remove a coat. The sun wins.
Kindness effects more than severity.
[Read more…] about An Astrologer and A Traveller
An Astrologer stumbled into a ditch while doing observations. A passer-by advised that the Astrologer should watch the ground more closely. Duh!
Do not trust a fortune teller.
[Read more…] about Mercury and A Traveller
A Traveler bargained safe passage with Mercury for half of any findings. He found nuts and dates and ate both leaving pits and shells for Mercury.
Peoples’ actions toward the gods differ from their words.
[Read more…] about An Imposter to The Oracle
A fellow tried to trick the Oracle by holding a bird under his coat and asking if it was alive or dead. The Oracle said it was whatever the man wanted.
Do not mock the gods.
[Read more…] about Truth and The Traveler
A Traveler met Truth and asked why Truth was in the country. Truth said that while before there were few liars in the city, now there are many.
Falsehood is with all men.
[Read more…] about The Boy Bathing
A Boy was in danger of drowning and asked for help. The bystander berated him for being in the river. Boy asked that he help now and criticize later.
Counsel without help is useless.