You Speak Truth," Said Themistocles; "I Should Never Have Been Famous If I Had Been Of Seriphu
"You speak truth," said Themistocles; "I should never have been famous
if I had been of Seriphus;
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD)
-- Life of Themistocles
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...
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....
Themistocles said to Antiphales, "Time, young man, has taught us both a lesson.
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD) -- Life of Themistocle...
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....
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....
Themistocles being asked whether he would rather be Achilles or Homer, said, "Which would you rather be,--a conqueror in the Olympic games, or the crier that proclaims who are conquerors?
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD) -- Themistocle...
Laughing at his own son, who got his mother, and by his mother's means his father also, to indulge him, he told him that he had the most power of any one in Greece
For the Athenians command the rest of Greece, I command the Athenians, your mother commands me, and you command your mother....
Themistocles said that a man's discourse was like to a rich Persian carpet, the beautiful figures and patterns of which can be shown only by spreading and extending it ou
when it is contracted and folded up, they are obscured and lost....
From Themistocles began the saying, "He is a second Hercules.
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD) -- Life of Theseu...