E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Philip, remember thou art mortal. A sentence repeated to the Macedonian king every time he gave an audience.
Philip sober. When a woman who asked Philip of Macedon to do her justice was snubbed by the petulant monarch, she exclaimed, Philip, I shall appeal against this judgment. Appeal! thundered the enraged king, and to whom will you appeal? To Philip sober, was her reply.
St. Philip is usually represented bearing a large cross, or a basket containing loaves, in allusion to St. John vi. 57.