Aesop’s Fables

Author: Aesop  | Date: 550 BC

The Fox And The Leopard

A FOX and a Leopard were disputing about their looks, and each claimed to be the more handsome of the two. The Leopard said, "Look at my smart coat; you have nothing to match that." But the Fox replied, "Your coat may be smart, but my wits are smarter still."



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Chicago: Aesop, "The Fox and the Leopard," Aesop’s Fables, trans. V. S. Vernon Jones Original Sources, accessed February 24, 2024,

MLA: Aesop. "The Fox and the Leopard." Aesop’s Fables, translted by V. S. Vernon Jones, Original Sources. 24 Feb. 2024.

Harvard: Aesop, 'The Fox and the Leopard' in Aesop’s Fables, trans. . Original Sources, retrieved 24 February 2024, from