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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Plutarch. (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120) (continued)
 
shoemaker a good workman that makes a great shoe for a little foot.”
          Laconic Apophthegms. Of Agesilaus the Great.
8885
    “I will show,” said Agesilaus, “that it is not the places that grace men, but men the places.”
          Laconic Apophthegms. Of Agesilaus the Great.
8886
    When one asked him what boys should learn, “That,” said he, “which they shall use when men.”
          Laconic Apophthegms. Of Agesilaus the Great.
8887
    Agesilaus was very fond of his children; and it is reported that once toying with them he got astride upon a reed as upon a horse, and rode about the room; and being seen by one of his friends, he desired him not to speak of it till he had children of his own.
          Laconic Apophthegms. Of Agesilaus the Great.
8888
    When Demaratus was asked whether he held his tongue because he was a fool or for want of words, he replied, “A fool cannot hold his tongue.”
          Laconic Apophthegms. Of Demaratus.
8889
    Lysander, when Dionysius sent him two gowns, and bade him choose which he would carry to his daughter, said, “She can choose best,” and so took both away with him.
          Laconic Apophthegms. Of Lysander.
8890
    A physician, after he had felt the pulse of Pausanias, and considered his constitution, saying, “He ails nothing,” “It is because, sir,” he replied, “I use none of your physic.”
          Laconic Apophthegms. Of Pausanias the Son of Phistoanax.
8891
    And when the physician said, “Sir, you are an old man,” “That happens,” replied Pausanias, “because you never were my doctor.”
          Laconic Apophthegms. Of Pausanias the Son of Phistoanax.
8892
    When one told Plistarchus that a notorious railer spoke well of him, “I ’ll lay my life,” said he, “somebody hath told him I am dead, for he can speak well of no man living.”
          Laconic Apophthegms. Of Plistarchus.
8893
    Anacharsis said a man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible favours and blessings of Fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
          The Banquet of the Seven Wise Men. 11.
 

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