The Fawn And His Mother
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.