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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8845
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:When he was wounded with an arrow in the ankle, and many ran to him that were wont to call him a god, he said smiling, “That is blood, as you see, and not, as Homer saith, ‘such humour as distils from blessed gods.’”
ATTRIBUTION:Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders. 1 Alexander.
 
Note 1.
Rejected by some critics as not a genuine work of Plutarch.—Ralph Waldo Emerson. [back]
 

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