Quotation by Marcel Proust

As the Arab proverb says, "The dog barks and the caravan passes". After having dropped this quotation, Mr. Norpois stopped to judge the effect it had on us. It was great; the proverb was known to us: it had been replaced that year among men of high worth by this other: "Whoever sows the wind reaps the storm", which had needed some rest since it was not as indefatigable and hardy as, "Working for the King of Prussia".
Marcel Proust (1871–1922), French novelist. Nouvelle Revue Française (1918). Remembrance of Things Past, vol. II., Within a Budding Grove, p. 462, Pléiade (1954).
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