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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1996
AUTHOR:Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)
QUOTATION:[The argument of Alcidamas:] Everyone honours the wise. Thus the Parians have honoured Archilochus, in spite of his bitter tongue; the Chians Homer, though he was not their countryman; the Mytilenaeans Sappho, though she was a woman; the Lacedaemonians actually made Chilon a member of their senate, though they are the least literary of men; the inhabitants of Lampsacus gave public burial to Anaxagoras, though he was an alien, and honour him even to this day.
ATTRIBUTION:ARISTOTLE, Rhetoric, book 2, The Complete Works of Aristotle, rev. Oxford trans., ed. Jonathan Barnes, vol. 2, pp. 2228–29 (1984).
SUBJECTS:Wisdom
 
 
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