Aesop – The She-Goats and Their Beards
THE SHE-GOATS having obtained a beard by request to Jupiter,
The He-Goats were sorely displeased and made complaint that
the females equaled them in dignity. "Allow them," said Jupiter,
"to enjoy an empty honor and to assume the badge of your nobler
sex, so long as they are not your equals in strength or courage."
It matters little if those who are inferior to us in merit
should be like us in outside appearances.
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