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  • Fables is a comic book series created by writer Bill Willingham, published by DC Comics's Vertigo imprint beginning in 2002. Announced at the Fables Panel at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland is an. — “Fables (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • For a comparison of fable with other kinds of stories, see A fable is a succinct story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized. — “Fable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children Many stories included in Aesop's Fables, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), The Tortoise and the Hare, The. — “Aesop's Fables - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • What do you think of that? There's been a good deal of fun made of rabbinical fables, but in point of fables my opinion is, that all over the world it's six of one and half-a-dozen of the other. — “Daniel Deronda” by George Eliot
  • Such fables Florence in her pulpit hears, Bandied about more frequent, than the names Of Bindi and of Lapi in her streets. — “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri
  • "He was called Ruy Perez de Viedma," replied the curate, "and he was born in a village in the mountains of Leon; and he mentioned a circumstance connected with his father and his brothers which, had it not been told me by so truthful a man as he was, I should have set down as one of those fables the old women tell over the fire in winter; for he said his father had divided his property among his three sons and had addressed words of advice to them sounder than any of Cato's. — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes
  • "Palestine!" repeated the Saxon; "Palestine! how many ears are turned to the tales which dissolute crusaders, or hypocritical pilgrims, bring from that fatal land! I too might ask–I too might enquire–I too might listen with a beating heart to fables which the wily strollers devise to cheat us into hospitality–but no–The son who has disobeyed me is no longer mine; nor will I concern myself more for his fate than for that of the most worthless among the millions that ever shaped the cross on their shoulder, rushed into excess and blood-guiltiness, and called it an accomplishment of the will of God." — “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott
  • This hath been strongly urged in defence of Homer's miracles; and it is perhaps a defence; not, as Mr Pope would have it, because Ulysses told a set of foolish lies to the Phaeacians, who were a very dull nation; but because the poet himself wrote to heathens, to whom poetical fables were articles of faith. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • When truths like these are rendered clear, As once they were, unto the multitude, And when that fear, which from the first, All mortals in a social band Against inhuman Nature joined Anew shall guided be, in part, By knowledge true, then social intercourse, And faith, and hope, and charity Will a far different foundation have From that which silly fables give, By which supported, public truth and good Must still proceed with an unstable foot, As all things that in error have their root. — “Complete poems” by Giacomo Leopardi

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