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[13] And yet we all know that success does not visit and abide with those who have built around themselves the finest and the strongest walls,1 nor with those who have collected the greatest population in one place, but rather with those who most nobly and wisely govern their state.

1 Cf. Thucydides vii. 77: ἄνδρες γὰρ πόλις, καὶ οὐ τείχη οὐδὲ νῆες ἀνδρῶν κεναί. Also Alcaeus fr. 28, 29 L.C.L., and Sir William Jones, What Constitutes a State.

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