A PHILOSOPHER seeing a Fool beating his Donkey, said:
'Abstain, my son, abstain, I implore. Those who resort to violence
shall suffer from violence.'
'That,' said the Fool, diligently belabouring the animal, 'is what
I'm trying to teach this beast - which has kicked me.'
'Doubtless,' said the Philosopher to himself, as he walked away,
'the wisdom of fools is no deeper nor truer than ours, but they
really do seem to have a more impressive way of imparting it.'