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Epictetus. (c.A.D. 50–c.A.D. 138).  The Golden Sayings of Epictetus.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
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Pittacus, 1 wronged by one whom he had it in his power to punish, let him go free, saying, Forgiveness is better than revenge. The one shows native gentleness, the other savagery.  1
 
Note 1. One of the Seven Wise Men of Greece. He ruled Mytilene in Lesbos in the seventh century B. C. [back]
 

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