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Agesilaus II Quotes


King of Sparta and commander of Spartan forces.
(c. 444 BC - c. 360 BC)

A general needs to show daring towards his opponents, good will towards his subordinates and a cool head in crises.
 

By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.
 

Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage.
 

If I have done any deed worthy of remembrance, that deed will be my monument. If not, no monument can preserve my memory.
 

It is not the places that grace men, but men the places.
 

Royalty consists not in vain pomp, but in great virtues.