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A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.

A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.

The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril. ---->>>

For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim. ---->>>

The sweetest of all sounds is praise. ---->>>

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. ---->>>

He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce. ---->>>

For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.

For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.

There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform. ---->>>

Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy. ---->>>

Biography

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Name: Xenophon
Nationality: Greek
Born: 430 BC
Birthplace: Athens
Die: 357 BC
Occupation: Soldier
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Xenophon of Athens (; Greek: Ξενοφῶν Greek pronunciation: [ksenopʰɔ̂ːn], Xenophōn; c. 430–354 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, historian, soldier and mercenary, and a student of Socrates. As a historian, Xenophon is known for recording the history of his contemporary time, the late-5th and early-4th centuries BC, such as the Hellenica, about the final seven years and the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC); as such, the Hellenica is a thematic continuation of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War (wikipedia)