Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
580. DIOGENES AND THE BALD MAN
Perry 248 (Chambry
A bald man insulted Diogenes the Cynic and Diogenes replied, 'Far be
it from me to make insults! But I do want to compliment your hair for
having abandoned such a worthless head.'
Note: For another anecdote about Diogenes the Cynic, see Fable
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.