When He Was In Great Prosperity, And Courted By Many, Seeing Himself Splendidly Served At His Table, He Turned To His Children And Said
When he was in great prosperity, and courted by many, seeing himself
splendidly served at his table, he turned to his children and said:
"Children, we had been undone, if we had not been undone."
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD)
-- Life of Themistocles
You speak truth," said Themistocles; "I should never have been famous if I had been of Seriphu
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD) -- Life of Themistocle...
Themistocles said that he certainly could not make use of any stringed instrume
could only, were a small and obscure city put into his hands, make it great and glorious....
Eurybiades lifting up his staff as if he were going to strike, Themistocles said, "Strike, if you will
but hear." -- Plutarch (46-120 AD) -- Life of Themistocle...
Being about to pitch his camp in a likely place, and hearing there was no hay to be had for the cattle, "What a life," said he, "is ours, since we must live according to the convenience of asses!
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD) -- Philip...
Once when Bion was at sea in the company of some wicked men, he fell into the hands of pirate
and when the rest said, "We are undone if we are known,"--"But I," said he, "am undone if we are not known....
Once when Phocion had delivered an opinion which pleased the people,.
.. he turned to his friend and said, "Have I not unawares spoken some mischievous thing or other?...
Agesilaus was very fond of his children; and it is reported that once toying with them he got astride upon a reed as upon a horse, and rode about the room
and being seen by one of his friends, he desired him not to speak of it till he had children of his own....
He preferred an honest man that wooed his daughter, before a rich man.
I would rather," said Themistocles, "have a man that wants money than money that wants a man....
There are many marvellous stories told of Pherecydes.
For it is said that he was walking along the seashore at Samos, and that seeing a ship sailing by with a fair wind, he said that it would soon sink...