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Pittacus

(Greek, Pittakos). One of the “Seven Sages” of Greece. His great sayings were: (1) “Know the right time” (“Gnothi kairon”), and (2) “'Tis a sore thing to be eminent” (“chalepon esthlon emmenai”).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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