Men (misc.) as Primary Character
Listed below are the fables with men as primary characters. This index page lists the associated fables in alphabetical order (ignoring a leading "a" or "the"). Please note that in some cases the primary character may not be the first animal/object in the fable's title; indeed, in some cases the primary character doesn't even appear in the title. (Also see the boy, farmer/herdsman, hunter/fisher, military, seer, and traveler index pages.)
- The Bald Man and The Fly...You will only injure yourself if you take notice of despicable enemies.
- A Bee-Master...Don't take your friends for foes.
- The Brother and The Sister...Inner beauty is better than outer beauty.
- The Buffoon and The Countryman...Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
- The Bull, The Lioness, and The Wild-Boar Hunter...Don't complain about things you yourself have done.
- The Charcoal Maker and The Cloth Cleaner...Like people will work better together.
- The Cobbler Turned Doctor...Beware of those not trained in their craft.
- The Countryman and The Snake...Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- A Cunning Woman...Pretend to be something and pay the consequences.
- A Doctor and His Patient...A death-bed flattery is the worst of treacheries.
- Two Enemies at Sea...Ultimate satisfaction is seeing your enemy perish before you.
- The Father and His Two Daughters...You cannot please everyone.
- The Father and His Sons...Good counsel is the best legacy.
- The Father, His Sons, and The Bundle of Sticks...There is strength in union.
- The King's Son and The Painted Lion...We had better bear our troubles bravely than try to escape them.
- The Man, The Boy, and The Donkey...Please all, and you will please none.
- The Man and His Two Wives...Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield.
- The Man and His Wife...Make the best of a bad situation.
- The Manslayer...Murderers have no place to hide.
- The Milkmail and Her Pail...Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
- The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass...You can't please everyone.
- The Miser and His Gold...Wealth not used is wealth that does not exist.
- A Musician...We rarely see ourselves as others see us.
- The Old Man and Death...Be careful what you wish for.
- The Old Woman and The Physician...Few things are done except for profit.
- The Old Woman and The Wine-Jar...The memory of a good deed lives.
- The Rich Man and The Tanner...One can get used to most anything.
- The Servant...Some things you cannot change.
- The Thief and The Innkeeper...Every tale is not to be believed.
- The Thieves and The Cock...The safeguards of virtue are hateful to those with evil intentions.
- The Three Tradesmen...Every man for himself.
- The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner...Words may be deeds.
- Two Young Men and A Cook...You can trick man but not God.
- The Widow and Her Little Maidens...Be careful what you ask for.
- A Wife and A Drunken Husband...It's hard to give up bad habits.
- A Woman and Her Two Daughters...Professional mourners serve those who pay the most.
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