The Parable of King Solomon's Ring

According to legend, King Solomon owned a ring on which the saying “Everything passes” was engraved.

This ring was given to him by a wise man with the words: “Never take it off!”.

In moments of grief and hard feelings, Solomon looked at the inscription and calmed down ...

But, one day, such a misfortune happened that wise words, instead of comforting, caused him a fit of rage. Solomon tore the ring from his finger and threw it on the floor.

When it rolled, the king suddenly saw that there was also some kind of inscription on the inside of the ring. He was surprised, because he did not know about this inscription. Intrigued, he lifted the ring and read the following:

"This too shall pass".

Laughing bitterly, Solomon put the ring on his finger and never took it off again.