Aesop's Fables: The Gnat and the Bull

Updated May 14, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Gnat and the Bull

A Gnat alighted on one of the horns of a Bull, and remained sitting there for a considerable time. When it had rested sufficiently and was about to fly away, it said to the Bull, "Do you mind if I go now?" The Bull merely raised his eyes and remarked, without interest, "It's all one to me; I didn't notice when you came, and I shan't know when you go away."

- We may often be of more consequence in our own eyes than in the eyes of our neighbours.
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