296 - The Three Tradesmen



A great city was besieged, and its inhabitants were called together to consider the best means of protecting it from the enemy. 

A Bricklayer earnestly recommended bricks as affording the best material for an effective resistance. 

A Carpenter, with equal enthusiasm, proposed timber as a preferable method of defense. 

Upon which a Currier stood up and said, 

"Sirs, I differ from you altogether: there is no material for resistance equal to a covering of hides; and nothing so good as leather."

The irresponsible ones, the ignoramuses, and the agitators, never accept that others could have the reason, and always defend in egoistic form only his point of view, although they do not have the minor knowledge of the topic, without importing for them the consequences of the moment or of the future.





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