The Fox and the Leopard

by Aesop

Beauty is more than skin deep.

THE FOX and the Leopard disputed which was the more beautiful of the two. The Leopard exhibited one by one the various spots which decorated his skin. But the Fox, interrupting him, said: And how much more beautiful than you am I, who am decorated, not in body, but in mind.

People are not to be judged by their coats.


Aesop's Fables
Copyright 1881
Translator: unknown
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset,