Phaedrus Quotes

Bores to themselves, to others caviar.

A fly bit the bare pate of a bald man, who in endeavouring to crush it gave himself a hard slap. Then said the fly jeeringly, You wanted to revenge the sting of a tiny insect with death; what will you do to yourself, who have added insult to injury?

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.

It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and not himself to be on his guard.