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[klee-oh-byoo-luh s, klee-uh-, klee-ob-yuh-luh s]
  1. flourished 560 b.c., Greek sage and lyric poet, a native and tyrant of Lindus, Rhodes.
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  • We should do good to our enemy,” said Cleobulus, “and make him our friend.

    The Sympathy of Religions

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • Cleobulus, one of the seven wise men, was a native of Lindus.

  • Cleobulus said, That in which the master is more beloved than feared.

  • Fifthly, Cleobulus said, Where the rulers fear reproof and shame more than the law.

  • Cleobulus, however, as well as his son Philaritus, is in fact purely Arcadian in character.