The Oak and the Woodcutters

THE WOODCUTTER cut down a Mountain Oak and split it in pieces,

making wedges of its own branches for dividing the trunk. The

Oak said with a sigh, "I do not care about the blows of the axe

aimed at my roots, but I do grieve at being torn in pieces by

these wedges made from my own branches."

Misfortunes springing from ourselves are the hardest to bear.

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