Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
347. THE LIZARD AND THE SNAKE
Perry 371 (Babrius
They say that there was once a lizard who burst into pieces right down
the middle when he was trying to equal the length of a snake.
You will hurt yourself and accomplish nothing if you try to imitate
someone who is far better than you are.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.