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[2] When some one recognized him and asked, ‘Can you not trust your country, Alcibiades?’ ‘In all else,’ he said, ‘but in the matter of life I wouldn't trust even my own mother not to mistake a black for a white ballot when she cast her vote.’ And when he afterwards heard that the city had condemned him to death, ‘I'll show them,’ he said, ‘that I'm alive.’

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