Roman statesman, designed the Fabian Strategy against Hannibal
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- To his friends he said that he thought the man who feared gibes and jeers was more of a coward than the one who ran away from the enemy.
- Moralia: Sayings of Kings and Commanders, Plutarch; English translation by Frank Cole Babbitt
- Variant translation by Goodwin:
He that is afraid of scoffs and reproaches is more a coward than he that flies from the enemy.
- Unus homo nobis cunctando restituit rem.
Noenum rumores ponebat ante salutem;
Ergo plusque magisque viri nunc gloria claret.