Fables about telling the truth
Aesop Quotes (Author of Aesops Fables)
no more lying
The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his town's flock. When a wolf actually does appear and the boy again calls for help, the villagers believe that it is another false alarm and the sheep are eaten by the wolf. In later English-language poetic versions of the fable, the wolf also eats the boy.
Some Types of Fables May Be Better at Teaching Kids Not to Lie
To teach children not to lie, extolling the virtues of honesty may be more effective than focusing on the punishing consequences of deception. After listening to how a young George Washington admitted to chopping down a cherry tree—"I cannot tell a lie," he famously said—children were significantly less likely to lie about their own dishonesty than if they heard "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" or "Pinocchio. The difference? Unlike the fairy tales with their grisly punishments, George Washington is lauded for telling the truth. Lee's new study, published in June in the journal Psychological Science , is the latest installment in his decades-long research on deception in children. He was inspired by the question: Do classic, morally instructive tales of honesty, so often told by parents and teachers, actually work?
There were two men travelling together: one was a liar and the other always told the truth. Their journey led them to the land of the monkeys. There was a whole crowd of monkeys there and one of them noticed the travellers. The monkey who was clearly their leader ordered that the men be detained. Since he wanted to know what the men thought of him, he commanded all rest of the monkeys to stand before him in a long line to his right and to his left, while a seat was prepared for him to sit on this monkey had once seen the emperor, so he was ordering his monkeys to line up for him in the same way.