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Xenophon (c. 431 BC – c. 355 BC) was an Athenian author, historian and mercenary.

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  • "The most delightful of all music, that of your own praises."[1]
Simple: Hearing people say good things about you is the best type of music.
  • "Every one of you is the leader."[2]
Simple: All people are able to command.


  1. Hiero, ch. 3, translated by Richard Graves (The Whole Works of Xenophon (1832) p. 626)
  2. Quoted in Edith Hamilton The Greek Way ([1930] 1993) p. 134.

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