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[3] There are also many sayings of his on record which prove this; for instance, he said of Aristotle that he was a river of liquid gold,1 and of the dialogues of Plato that Jupiter, were it his nature to use human speech, would thus discourse,2 Theophrastus, too, he used to call his own special delight. And when he was asked which of the speeches of Demosthenes he thought the best, he replied, ‘the longest.’

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