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AGESILAUS, THE GREAT
Greek king of Sparta
(455 BC - 361 BC)

By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.
      - [Frugality]

I have head the nightingale herself.
      - when asked to listed to a man imitate the nightingale, see Plutarch's "Life of Agesilaus"
        [Nightingales]

I shall show that the place does not honor the man, but the man the place.
      - [Station]

If I have done any honorable exploit, that is my monument; but if I have done none, all your statues will signify nothing.
      - [Monuments]

Valor would cease to be a virtue, if there were no injustice.
      - [Valor]

To one commending an orator for his skill in amplifying petty matters, Agesilaus said: "I do not think that shoemaker a good workman that makes a great shoe for a little foot."
      - Laconic Apophthegemns [Shoemaking]


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