The fox and the leopard were arguing about who was the most beautiful.
"Just look at me! And look at my spots!" boasted the leopard. "Anyone can see that I am the most beautiful. I have spots all over everywhere. No other animal has fur with such a lovely pattern as mine."
The fox just laughed at the leopard. "It's true that you have lovely fur, but outward beauty really doesn't matter," she explained. "The patterns of the mind are far more important, and I have been blessed with an intelligence that is far more beautiful than all your spots."
Inspired by: Mille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 58 in the book, which is Perry 12.