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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8791
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:When some were saying that if Cæsar should march against the city they could not see what forces there were to resist him, Pompey replied with a smile, bidding them be in no concern, “for whenever I stamp my foot in any part of Italy there will rise up forces enough in an instant, both horse and foot.”
ATTRIBUTION:Life of Pompey.
 

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