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The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you.

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I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion.

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I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man.

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Strike, but hear me.

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May I never sit on a tribunal where my friends shall not find more favor from me than strangers.

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I never learned how to tune a harp, or play upon a lute; but I know how to raise a small and inconsiderable city to glory and greatness. - on being taunted with his want of social accomplishments, Plutarch's "Life"

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