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May 21, 2023
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Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.

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Quintus Sertorius

This quote appears in the ancient Greek philosopher Plutarch’s “Parallel Lives,” a collection of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, including soldiers, statesmen, and orators. It is attributed by Plutarch to Quintus Sertorius, a Roman general who led a significant rebellion against the Roman Senate. Rallying his soldiers, Sertorius explained to them how “perseverance is more prevailing than violence,” and in time, could “overthrow and destroy the greatest powers.” 

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