Friday, December 28, 2007


Lessons Taught By Animals

Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part II, Chapter XII (tr. Walter Starkie):
Men have received many lessons from dumb beasts and learned many things of value, as for example: from storks the enema, from dogs vomiting and gratitude, from cranes watchfulness, from ants thrift, from elephants chastity, and loyalty from the horse.

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