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The Citizen and the Government

kenneth436 Wrote: May 22, 2012 12:20 AM
Didn't you hear the end of the story Cal? The grasshopper ate the ant.
arpiem Wrote: May 22, 2012 10:29 AM
Well, he couldn't have eaten all of the ants.
mmercier Wrote: May 22, 2012 9:16 AM
If the early bird gets the worm... What does the early worm get..?

If he who hesitates is lost...
Why do good things come to those who wait...?
mmercier Wrote: May 22, 2012 9:23 AM
I stole them qoutes from some book i read in the seventies or eighties. Not a clue as to the originator.

Michael2944 Wrote: May 22, 2012 9:42 AM
While it is important to know that the early bird gets the worm, it is equally important to remember that the second mouse gets the cheese!!!

In the Aesop Fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant," there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other.

As the story goes, the lazy grasshopper wiles away his summer days singing and hopping and having an all-around good time while industrious ants work and march and struggle to carry kernels of corn to their anthills, storing up for the winter to come.

As you would imagine, the inevitable happens. Come winter, the ants have plenty of food to see them through the cold, fallow months. The fun-loving grasshopper has nothing. The grasshopper begs the hardworking ants...