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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8847
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:Thrasyllus the Cynic begged a drachm of Antigonus. “That,” said he, “is too little for a king to give.” “Why, then,” said the other, “give me a talent.” “And that,” said he, “is too much for a Cynic (or, for a dog) to receive.”
ATTRIBUTION:Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders. 1 Antigonus I.
 
Note 1.
Rejected by some critics as not a genuine work of Plutarch.—Ralph Waldo Emerson. [back]
 

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