The Blackberry (from the Fables of Mkhitar Gosh)
The blackberry, having a grudge against the vine, said in a contrary way: "I shall ascend like you and bear fruit like you and furthermore, I shall remain green in wintertime." The vine rebuffed it, without reply, [saying to itself]: "Your boast will be fulfilled at harvest in the fall when you are gathered." And in the fall, the blackberry was trampelled. We learn from this that silence is appropriate in countering stupidity and not to play a second at it. And it is impossible to resemble one who performs many functions [by resembling him] in one thing.