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Pittacus

[pit-uh-kuh s] /ˈpɪt ə kəs/
noun
1.
c650–570 b.c, democratic statesman and reformer from Mytilene.
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  • It was a very true story, quoth Pittacus, and there are divers still alive who will attest it, if need be.

  • No, says he, Pittacus; not 'hard to be good,' but 'hard to become good.'

    Protagoras Plato
  • At any rate, Pittacus was no sort of a mount for a witch, not being sufficiently swift for those lively ladies.

    The Court Jester Cornelia Baker
  • Pittacus of Mitylene, another of the sages, is reported to have lived at that time.

    The City of God, Volume II Aurelius Augustine
  • Sixthly, Pittacus said, Where evil men are kept from ruling, and good men from not ruling.

  • And Pittacus did move his right ear, and that quite vigorously.

    The Court Jester Cornelia Baker
  • He is said also to have been a pupil of Pittacus, the rival of Thales, and the master of Pythagoras.

    Cicero's Tusculan Disputations Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • At Mitylene, Pittacus becomes a constitutional autocrat, or dictator, for the public safety.

  • Pittacus being asked what was best, he answered, "to do the present thing well."

    No Cross, No Crown William Penn
  • Pittacus, Thales, Arctinus, were among the great names she gave to science and to song.

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