It was a very true story, quoth Pittacus, and there are divers still alive who will attest it, if need be.
No, says he, Pittacus; not 'hard to be good,' but 'hard to become good.'
At any rate, Pittacus was no sort of a mount for a witch, not being sufficiently swift for those lively ladies.
Pittacus of Mitylene, another of the sages, is reported to have lived at that time.
Sixthly, Pittacus said, Where evil men are kept from ruling, and good men from not ruling.
And Pittacus did move his right ear, and that quite vigorously.
He is said also to have been a pupil of Pittacus, the rival of Thales, and the master of Pythagoras.
At Mitylene, Pittacus becomes a constitutional autocrat, or dictator, for the public safety.
Pittacus being asked what was best, he answered, "to do the present thing well."
Pittacus, Thales, Arctinus, were among the great names she gave to science and to song.