The Ass Carrying The Image
An Ass once carried through the streets of a city a famous wooden
Image, to be placed in one of its Temples. As he passed along, the
crowd made lowly prostration before the Image. The Ass, thinking that
they bowed their heads in token of respect for himself, bristled up
with pride, gave himself airs, and refused to move another step. The
driver, seeing him thus stop, laid his whip lustily about his shoulders
and said, "O you perverse dull-head! it is not yet come to this, that
men pay worship to an Ass."
They are not wise who give to themselves the credit due to others.