Alcibiades had a very handsome dog, that cost him seven thousand drachmas; and he cut off his tail, that, said he, the Athenians may have this story to tell of me, and may concern themselves no further with me.
Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders.4 Alcibiades.
Lamachus chid a captain for a fault; and when he had said he would do so no more, Sir, said he, in war there is no room for a second miscarriage. Said one to Iphicrates, What are ye afraid of? Of all speeches, said he, none is so dishonourable for a general as I should not have thought of it.
Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders.6 Iphicrates.