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Aesop's Fables: Babrius

Babrius 35 = Perry 218

Δύω μὲν υἱοὺς ἡ πίθηκος ὠδίνει,
τεκοῦσα δ' αὐτοῖς ἐστιν οὐκ ἴση μήτηρ,
ἀλλ' ὃν μὲν αὐτῶν ἀθλίης ὑπ' εὐνοίης
θάλπουσα κόλποις ἀγρίοις ἀποπνίγει,
τὸν δ' ὡς περισσὸν καὶ μάταιον ἐκβάλλει.
κἀκεῖνος ἐλθὼν εἰς ἐρημίην ζώει.
Τοιοῦτο πολλῶν ἐστιν ἦθος ἀνθρώπων,
οἷς ἐχθρὸς ἀεὶ μᾶλλον ἢ φίλος γίνου. 

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