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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8835
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:Dionysius the Elder, being asked whether he was at leisure, he replied, “God forbid that it should ever befall me!”
ATTRIBUTION:Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders. 1 Dionysius.
 
Note 1.
Rejected by some critics as not a genuine work of Plutarch.—Ralph Waldo Emerson. [back]
 

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