A RIVER carried down in its stream two Pots, one made of earthenware, and the other of brass. The Earthen Pot said to the Brass Pot, "Pray keep at a distance, and do not come near me: for if you touch me ever so slightly, I shall be broken in pieces; and besides, I by no means wish to come near you."
Equals make the best friends.
A SHEPHERD once found the whelp of a Wolf, and brought it up, and after a while taught it to steal lambs from the neighboring flocks. The Wolf having shown himself an apt pupil, said to the Shepherd, "you have taught me to steal, you must keep a sharp look-out, or you will lose some of your own flock."