A young Fawn once said to his Mother, "You are larger than a dog,
and swifter, and more used to running, and you have your horns
as a defense; why, then, O Mother! do the hounds frighten you so?"
She smiled, and said: "I know full well, my son, that all you say is
true. I have the advantages you mention, but when I hear even
the bark of a single dog I feel ready to faint, and fly away as fast
as I can."
No arguments will give courage to the coward.
(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)