A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Aesop (Aisopos) was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Many of his tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. Some of these fables include 'The Ant and the Grasshopper', 'The Ape and the Fox', 'The Fisherman and the Little Fish', 'The Fowler and the Snake', 'The Fox and the Mask', 'The Fox and the Woodman', 'Hercules and the Wagoner', 'The Honest Woodcutter', 'The Lion's Share', 'The Dog and its Reflection' and 'The Dove and the Ant.