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Fable Aesop
The Boy And The Filberts
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A Boy put his hand into a pitcher full of filberts. He grasped as
many as he could possibly hold, but when he tried to pull out
his hand, he was prevented from doing so by the neck of the
pitcher. Unwilling to lose his filberts, and yet unable to withdraw
his hand, he burst into tears and bitterly lamented his
disappointment. A bystander said to him, "Be satisfied with half
the quantity, and you will readily draw out your hand."

Do not attempt too much at once.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
 

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