A Man and a Lion were discussing the relative strength
of men and lions in general. The Man contended that he
and his fellows were stronger than lions by reason of their
greater intelligence. ‘Come now with me,’ he cried, ‘and I
will soon prove that I am right.’ So he took him into the
public gardens and showed him a statue of Hercules
overcoming the Lion and tearing his mouth in two.
‘That is all very well,’ said the Lion, ‘but proves
nothing, for it was a man who made the statue.’
Moral Lesson: We can easily represent things as we wish them to be.