Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
391. THE WOLF, THE RAVEN AND THE RAM
Perry 670 (Romulus
A wolf once saw a raven sitting on a ram. The wolf sighed deeply and
said, 'That raven is a happy fellow, born under a lucky star! Wherever
he sits, whatever he says, whatever he does, nobody criticizes him in
any way. But if I were to clamber up on a ram like that, anyone who saw
me would start shouting and hurry to chase me away -- as if they had the
ram's best interests at heart!'
Moral. The unjust man is envious of anyone else's good fortune. Even
if he is aware of his own failings, he nevertheless feels sorry for himself
when he sees others enjoying the things he cannot have.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.