Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.) Fables. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
The Bald Man and the Fly
THERE was once a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summers day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, butwhackhis palm came on his head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said:
YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DESPICABLE ENEMIES.