Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.) Fables. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
The Fox and the Mask
A FOX had by some means got into the store-room of a theatre. Suddenly he observed a face glaring down on him and began to be very frightened; but looking more closely he found it was only a Mask such as actors use to put over their face. Ah, said the Fox, you look very fine; it is a pity you have not got any brains.
OUTSIDE SHOW IS A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR INNER WORTH.