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" Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned ; but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges, or... "
The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge - Page 182
1919
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Patrick O'Brian: A Life

Dean King - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 416 pages
...please and comfort his friend, so near the end of her life. 19 Singing of Sir Joseph 1985-1986 Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles. — Plutarch, "Life of Alexander," c. 110 Collioure's bleak winter of 1984-85 seemed to O'Brian, now...
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The Mogul Emperors of Hindustan, A.D. 1398-A.D. 1707

Edward Singleton Holden - India - 2004 - 364 pages
...EMPERORS OF HINDUSTAN AD 1398-AD 1707 BY EDWARD S. HOLDEN, LL.D. Of tin an action of small note, a tkort saying or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges.— PLUTARCH. TOesfminsfer ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO. PUBLISHERS TO THE INDIA OFFICE 14 PARLIAMENT STREET...
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British Biography: A Reader

Carl Edmund Rollyson - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 308 pages
...If authority be required let us appeal to Plutarch, the prince of ancient biographers. * "Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." [13] To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. [More quotations...
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Sophia's Fire

Sango Mbella - Business & Economics - 2005 - 292 pages
...it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discovered: but very often an action of small note, a short saying,...more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battle. -Plutarch (46 AD - 120 AD) 150 - Ignorance is death. In this age, success requires a constant...
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Silent Revolutions: Writings on Cricket History

Gideon Haigh - Cricket - 2006 - 324 pages
...applying Plutarch's wisdom that 'very often an action of small note, a short saying, or jest, will distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges or the most important battles.' It's a good idea; it also has problems. Bradman's famous domestic contentment, The Private Don suggests,...
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Henry dundas viscount melville

J. A. Lovat-Fraser - 2018 - 168 pages
...than to write, the annals of his external acts. " I am not writing Histories, but Lives," he said. "Very often an action of small note, a short saying,...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." The aim of the present writer, whether successful or not, is to depict somewhat in the spirit of Plutarch...
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Plutarch's Lives: Langhorne tr.: text and notes complete and revised, Volume 2

Plutarchus - 1884
...always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned ; but often an action of small note, a short saying, or...person's real character more than the greatest sieges or most important battle. Therefore, as painters in their portraits labour the likeness in the face, and...
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