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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8926
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:Leo Byzantius said, “What would you do, if you saw my wife, who scarce reaches up to my knees?… Yet,” went he on, “as little as we are, when we fall out with each other, the city of Byzantium is not big enough to hold us.”
ATTRIBUTION:Political Precepts.
 

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