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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8853
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:Being summoned by the Athenians out of Sicily to plead for his life, Alcibiades absconded, saying that that criminal was a fool who studied a defence when he might fly for it.
ATTRIBUTION:Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders. 1 Alcibiades.
 
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Rejected by some critics as not a genuine work of Plutarch.—Ralph Waldo Emerson. [back]
 

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