The Boy And The Filberts
A Boy put his hand into a pitcher full of filberts. He grasped as
many as he could possibly hold, but when he tried to pull out his
hand, he was prevented from doing so by the neck of the pitcher. Unwilling
to lose his filberts, and yet unable to withdraw his hand, he burst
into tears and bitterly lamented his disappointment. A bystander said
to him, "Be satisfied with half the quantity, and you will readily
draw out your hand."
Do not attempt too much at once.