The Fox and the Hedgehog

The fox knows lots of tricks,

The hedgehog only one—but it’s a winner.  

– Archilochus

Sometimes it’s enough to be a one-trick pony —

(And who was Archilochus, you may well ask? According to Wikipedia, he was a poet from the island of Paros in the Archaic period in Greece, circa 680 BC – c. 645 BC, who was celebrated for versatile and innovative use of poetic meters and — very modern — as the earliest known Greek author to compose almost entirely on the theme of his own emotions and experiences.)

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6 Responses to The Fox and the Hedgehog

  1. Stef says:

    Do one thing and do it well…


  2. Rebekah says:

    Since the Internet came into my life, I find myself constantly multi-tasking … and it has resulted in that I’ve totally lost all patience. More power to the hedgehog.


  3. beyondanomie says:

    This is great; brought a real smile to my face.


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