Here are a few stories on good values taken from Aesop’s Fables. Hope you’ll enjoy reading them.
THE DOVE AND THE CROW
A dove, locked up in a cage, was congratulating herself on how many children she had hatched, when a crow came by and said,”stopboasting, my friend! The more young ones you have, the more slaves there will be for you to groan over.”
We must have freedom to enjoy our blessings.
Once when all the beasts were arguing among themselves as to which of the animals could produce the largest number of whelps at birth, they went to the lioness and asked her to settle the dispute.
“And how many do you have at birth?” they asked.
“One,” she said defiantly, “but that one is a lion.”
No matter how much you have, never argue with quality.
THE CRAB AND ITS MOTHER
“Why do you walk so crooked, child?” said an old crab to her young one. “Walk straight!”
“Mother,” the young crab replied, “show mw thw way, and when I see you moving straight ahead, I’ll try to follow.”
Actions speak louder than words
THE CREAKING WHEELS
As some oxen were pulling a wagon along a bumpy road, the wheels began to creak and make a tremendous noise, whereupon the driver cried to the wagon, “Brute! Why do you groan when those creatures who are doing all the work are silent?”
Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who hurt the most.
THE FOX AND THE GRAPES
A famished fox crept into a vineyard where ripe, luscious grapes were draped high upon arbors in a most tempting display. In his effort to win a juicy prize, the fox jumped and sprang many times but failed in all his attempts. When he finally had to admit defeat, he retreated and muttered to himself, “Well, what does it matter anyway? the grapes are sour!”
It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
THE WOLF AND THE SHEPHERDS
A wolf looked into a hut and saw some shepherds enjoying a joint of mutton in great comfort.
“If they had caught me enjoying such supper.” he remarked, “there’d be certain hell to pay.”
Men often tend to condemn others for the very things that they themselves practice.