E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Anacharsis among the Scythians. A wise man amongst fools; Good out of Nazareth; A Sir Sidney Smith on Salisbury Plain. The opposite proverb is Saul amongst the Prophets, i.e. a fool amongst wise men. Anacharsis was a Scythian by birth, and the Scythians were proverbial for their uncultivated state and great ignorance.
Anacharsis Clootz. Baron Jean Baptiste Clootz, a Prussian by birth, but brought up in Paris, where he adopted the revolutionary principles, and called himself The Orator of the Human Race. (17551794.)