Mercury and the Sculptor

25. MERCURY AND THE SCULPTOR. Mercury, wishing to know the world’s opinion of him, assumed the form of a man, and visited the home of a Sculptor. Seeing the statues of Jupiter and Juno, he asked the Sculptor for what sum he would cut them. The price being named, he pointed to a figure of himself, and said, “You certainly ask more for this."
“Well,” replied the Sculptor, “if you buy these two, I will throw that into the bargain.” MORAL. Self-glorification is of little value. [more info]

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