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  1. The sweetest of all sounds is praise.

  2. Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

  3. He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce.

  4. For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim.

  5. There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.

  6. A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.

  7. Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.

  8. The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril.

  9. If you consider what are called the virtues in mankind, you will find their growth is assisted by education and cultivation.

  10. For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.

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About Xenophon

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When was Xenophon birthday? Xenophon was born on October 16.

Who is Xenophon? Some facts about Xenophon from biography. Xenophon (Ancient Greek Ξενοφῶν, Modern Greek "Ξενοφών", "Ξενοφώντας"; ca. 431 – 355 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, was a soldier, mercenary and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, preser... Read more about Xenophon on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Xenophon on YouTube. Browse a lot of books about Xenophon on Amazon to get more reference.


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