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[2] And besides being envied on account of his reputation, he also at times by his own conduct furnished material for his detractors, rejecting invitations for the most part, and when he did go into company, by his gravity and silence making it appear that he disapproved or disliked what was going on, so that even Alexander said in allusion to him:—
‘I hate a wise man even to himself unwise.’

1 An iambic trimeter from an unknown play of Euripides (Nauck, Trag. Graec. Frag. 2 p. 652).

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