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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8971
AUTHOR:Epictetus (A.D. c. 50–c. 138)
QUOTATION:There is a fine circumstance connected with the character of a Cynic,—that he must be beaten like an ass, and yet when beaten must love those who beat him, as the father, as the brother of all.
ATTRIBUTION:Of the Cynic Philosophy. Chap. xxii.
 

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