Cyprus has on 5th October, 2011, issued five beautiful stamps on Aesop’s famous fable “the hare and the tortoise”. The story in short is:One day the hare was ridiculing the tortoise over its slow-moving pace. The tortoise, unmoved, turned towards the hare and said: Let us have a race and see who is faster!The hare burst out laughing listening to the tortoise but accepted the challenge. The race was fixed for the following morning. The fox gave the signal and the race began.The tortoise began walking, slowly of course, but at a steady pace towards the finish line. The hare, seeing his opponent’s slow rhythm and certain of his victory, lay down under a tree in the middle of the course and fell asleep. When he woke up it was too late because the tortoise had reached the finish line and had won the race! Moral: “He who is modest in life achieves his goals in the end”.