LYSANDER. Dionysius the Tyrant presented Lysander's
daughters with rich garments, which he refused to accept,
saying he feared they would seem more deformed in them.
To such as blamed him for managing much of his affairs
by stratagems, which was unworthy of Hercules from
whom he was descended, he answered, Where the lion's
skin will not reach, it must be pieced with the fox's. When
the citizens of Argos seemed to make out a better title than
the Lacedaemonians to a country that was in dispute between them, drawing his sword, He that is master of this,
said he, can best dispute about bounds of countries. When
the Lacedaemonians delayed to assault the walls of Corinth,
and he saw a hare leap out of the trench; Do you fear, said
he, such enemies as these, whose laziness suffers hares to
sleep on their walls? To an inhabitant of Megara, that in
a parley spoke confidently unto him, Your words, said he,
want the breeding of the city.