Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.) Fables. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
The Peacock and Juno
A PEACOCK once placed a petition before Juno desiring to have the voice of a nightingale in addition to his other attractions; but Juno refused his request. When he persisted, and pointed out that he was her favourite bird, she said:
BE CONTENT WITH YOUR LOT; ONE CANNOT BE FIRST IN EVERYTHING.