Fleas Quotes, Quotations, and Sayings
8 Fleas Quotes
So, naturalists observe, a flea
Has smaller fleas that on him prey;
And these have smaller still to bite 'em,
And so proceed ad infinitum.
Thus every poet in his kind
Is bit by him that comes behind.
Quotes , Source: Poetry--A Rhapsody
A blockhead, bit by fleas, put out the light,
And chuckling cried, "Now you can't see to bite."
Quotes , Source: in "Greek Anthology"
Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum,
And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go
While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so
Augustus de Morgan
Quotes , Source: A Budget of Paradoxes (p. 377)
"I cannot raise my worth too high;
Of what vast consequence am I!"
"Not of the importance you suppose,"
Replies a Flea upon his nose;
"Be humble, learn thyself to scan;
Know, pride was never made for man."
Quotes , Source: The Man and the Flea
It was many and many a year ago,
In a District styled E.C.,
That a monster dwelt whom I cam to know
By the name of Cannibal Flea,
And the brute was possessed with no other thought
Than to live--and to live on me.
Thomas Hood, Jr.
Quotes , Source: The Cannibal Flea, a parody on Poe's "Annabel Lee"
I do honour the very flea of his dog.
Quotes , Source: Every Man in his Humour (act IV, sc. 4)
Then mimick'd my voice with satyrical sneer,
And sent me away with a Flea in my ear.
Quotes , Source: Idyll (IX, Eunica)
Panurge had a flea in his ear.
[Fr., Panurge auoyt la pulee en l' oreille.]
Quotes , Source: Pantagruel