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No Man is a Hero to his own Valet

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Montaigne (1533–1592) said: “Peu dʹhommes ont esté admirés par leurs domestiques.” Mad. Cornuel (who died 1694) wrote to the same effect: “Il nʹy a pas de grand homme pour son valet de chambre.”

“A prophet is not without honour save in … his own house.”—Matt. xiii. 56

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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