Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Fool

They say of Ammon that some people asked him to arbitrate in their quarrel but the hermit took no notice of them. So, a woman said to her neighbor, "What a fool this hermit is!"

Ammon heard her; and called her, and said, "You can't imagine how hard I have tried in different deserts to be thought of as a fool! But now that you have recognized that it is part of my nature to be foolish, you have made all my efforts to pretend to folly pointless."

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