The Fir Tree and the Bramble

A fir tree was one day boasting itself to a bramble. "You are of no use at all, but how could barns and houses be built without me?"

"Good sir," said the bramble, "when the woodmen come here with their axes and saws, what would you give to be a bramble and not a fir?"

A humble lot in security is better than the dangers that encompass the high and haughty.