The Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger.
Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road,
and the Sun said: ‘I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever
of us can cause that traveller to take off his cloak shall
be regarded as the stronger. You begin.’ So the Sun retired
behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it
could upon the traveller. But the harder he blew the more
closely did the traveller wrap his cloak round him, till at
last the Wind had to give up in despair. Then the Sun came
out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller, who soon
found it too hot to walk with his cloak on.
Kindness effects more than severity.