The Two Pots
A river carried down in its stream two Pots, one made of earthenware
and the other of brass. The Earthen Pot said to the Brass Pot, "Pray
keep at a distance and do not come near me, for if you touch me ever
so slightly, I shall be broken in pieces, and besides, I by no means
wish to come near you."
Equals make the best friends.