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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8761
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:Eurybiades lifting up his staff as if he were going to strike, Themistocles said, “Strike, if you will; but hear.” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Life of Themistocles.
 
Note 1.
”Strike,” said he, “but hear me.”—Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders. (Themistocles.) [back]
 

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