No Man is a Hero to his own Valet

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

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

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