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When Menyllus offered Phocion a gift of money, he replied that neither was Menyllus better than Alexander,1 nor was there any stronger reason why the man who would not accept it then should take it now. Menyllus, however, begged him to take the money for his son Phocus at least, whereupon Phocion said: ‘For Phocus, should he be converted to sobriety of life, his patrimony will be enough; but as he is now, nothing is sufficient.’ Again, when Antipater desired him to do something that was not seemly, he gave him a sharper answer, saying: ‘Antipater cannot have from me the services of friend and flatterer at once.’

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