Philip, remember thou art mortal. A sentence repeated to the
Macedonian king every time he gave an audience.
When a woman who asked Philip of Macedon to do her justice was
snubbed by the petulant monarch, she exclaimed, “Philip, I shall appeal
against this judgment.” “Appeal!” thundered the enraged king, “and to
whom will you appeal?” “To Philip sober,” was her reply.
is usually represented bearing a large cross, or a basket
containing loaves, in allusion to St. John
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894