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[pit-uh-kuh s] /ˈpɪt ə kəs/
c650–570 b.c, democratic statesman and reformer from Mytilene. Unabridged
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  • No, says he, Pittacus; not 'hard to be good,' but 'hard to become good.'

    Protagoras Plato
  • All this relates to Pittacus, as is further proved by the sequel.

    Protagoras Plato
  • Pittacus being asked what was best, he answered, "to do the present thing well."

    No Cross, No Crown William Penn
  • Pittacus of Mitylene, another of the sages, is reported to have lived at that time.

    The City of God, Volume II Aurelius Augustine
  • And Pittacus did move his right ear, and that quite vigorously.

    The Court Jester Cornelia Baker
  • Sixthly, Pittacus spake thus, If he could so treat his subjects that they feared not him but for him.

  • Sixthly, Pittacus said, Where evil men are kept from ruling, and good men from not ruling.

  • Pittacus said, most that is happy where superfluities are not required and necessaries are not wanting.

  • Once explained to Pittacus, my donkey, and he would smile until every tooth in his head could be seen.

    The Court Jester Cornelia Baker
  • At any rate, Pittacus was no sort of a mount for a witch, not being sufficiently swift for those lively ladies.

    The Court Jester Cornelia Baker

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