Exploring wolf references “…and the wolves will eat you.”

Ben-Franklin-quote-make-yourself-sheep-and-the-wolves-will-eat-youThe phrase, “Make yourself a sheep and the wolf will eat you” is from a 1773 letter to Jane Mecom, written by the famous quipster, Benjamin Franklin. In this instance, he is telling others not to allow superiors to do wrong and ignore it. Of course, the advice applies in many scenarios.

Humans have a long and sordid history with wolves. As I explore these phrases, I’ll note that much of the danger of wolves is mythology. Wolf fact can be found here.

This subject was inspired by #WerewolfWednesday, which I hold each week on my Facebook page.

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