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The following are from Plutarch's endless store of anecdotes :
WHEN some one asked the elder Dionysius if he had any leisure he replied, Heaven forbid that I ever should.
It was a neat answer made by the Egyptian to the man who asked him what he was carrying in a wrapper : That is why it is in a wrapper.
When King Lysimachus asked the comic poet Philippides, What can I give you of all that I have ? he wisely replied, Anything, sire, except your secrets.
When Philip wrote to the Spartans, If I enter your country I will turn you out, they wrote back : If.
Thrasyllus the Cynic asked Antigonus for a shilling. That, said Antigonus, is too little for a king to give. Then give me a talent (£240), said Thrasyllus. That, replied the king, is too much for a Cynic to receive.
A man from the small island of Seriphus said to Themistocles that he was famous not for his own merits but because he was an Athenian. Yes, said Themistocles : I should not have been famous if I had come from Seriphus, nor would you if you had come from Athens.
Lamachus rebuked an officer for a mistake. When the officer said that he would not do it a second time Lamachus said : In war there is no second time.
Chabrias used to say that an army of stags led by a lion was more formidable than an army of lions led by a stag.
When the allies asked Archidamus in the Peloponnesian war to fix a regular quota of tribute he declined, saying : War has a very irregular appetite.
When asked about the size of the Spartan army, Agis said : If you saw them fight you would think them numerous.
When blamed for employing stratagems Lysander said : Gaps in the lion's skin must be pieced from a fox.
When Paedaretus was not elected to the Three Hundred he

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went away with a cheerful smile, saying that he was glad that the city had 300 citizens better than himself.
When Archidamus saw a new war engine shooting a missile he said : It is all over with human courage.
Agesilaus was urged to hear a man who imitated a nightingale. No, thank you, he answered ; I have heard a nightingale.

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