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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8775
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:The saying of old Antigonus, who when he was to fight at Andros, and one told him, “The enemy’s ships are more than ours,” replied, “For how many then wilt thou reckon me?” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Life of Pelopidas.
 
Note 1.
The pilot telling Antigonus the enemy outnumbered him in ships, he said, “But how many ships do you reckon my presence to be worth?” Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders. (Antigonus II.) [back]
 

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