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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
Dionysius the Elder
        [Tyrant of Syracuse; born about 430 B.C.; appointed one of the generals against the Carthaginians, and persuaded the people to intrust him with the government; died 367.]
I would have somebody more hated than myself.
          When blamed for rewarding a wicked man, who was hated by the citizens.
  In reply to the question, if he were at leisure, “God forbid,” he said, “that it should ever befall me!”

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