The Gnat and the Bull
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."
may often be of more consequence in our own eyes than in the eyes of our