The villagers asked Nasreddin Hodjah: what is more important, the sun or the moon?
Being a wise man, Hodjah answered: the sun shines when it's already light, but the moon shines when it's dark, therefore the moon is more important.
This one happened for real, don't know if you will understand the point of the story, but I'll try:
On the XVII sitting of the Communist Party in 1938, some minor party members saw marshall Malinovski with a beautiful woman. Of course, it was a dishonor for the married marshall to do such things. The party members immediately went to comrade Stalin for report, hoping that the marshall would be relieved from command and the minor partymen would be rewarded for it.
Comrade Stalin knew that the minor partymen were nothing but losers, and that marshall Malinovski (who later would do a great job on the Eastern Front) was a real soldier, and a good one and therefore not replacable, so he could not allow some lesser folks to take his place.
So they came running into Stalin's office, saying: "comrade Stalin, we've seen marshall Malinovski with a sinful woman, what should we do?"
Stalin answered: "what should we do?Lets all envy comrade Malinovski"
As at night, we realise we will never Know and further thinking is pointless....Yet we start again and again
"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman
True, good ones!
But isn't the sun more important?
Character is who you are when no one is looking.