Thursday, July 14, 2011

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Title:      The Old Man and His Sons
Author:  Ambrose Bierce (USA 1842-1914)

AN Old Man, afflicted with a family of contentious Sons, brought in a bundle of sticks and asked the young men to break it. After repeated efforts they confessed that it could not be done. "Behold," said the Old Man, "the advantage of unity; as long as these sticks are in alliance they are invincible, but observe how feeble they are individually."
Pulling a single stick from the bundle, he broke it easily upon the head of the eldest Son, and this he repeated until all had been served.

Ambrose Bierce's short story/fable: The Old Man and His Sons
Image from: Tu amigo te tiene ganas

1 comment:

  1. agree,there's great strength in unity...starting with our family!!!