Epigram 9.393

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οὐδεὶς καὶ καθαρὸς καὶ μείλιχος ἤλυθεν ἄρχων
ἓν γὰρ ἑνὸς δοκέει δόγματος ἀντίπαλον
τὸ γλυκὺ τοῦ κλέπτοντος, ὑπερφιάλου δὲ τὸ ἁγνόν.
ὄργανα τῆς ἀρχῆς ταῦτα δύ᾽ ἐστὶ πάθη.

— Paton edition

No magistrate ever came here who was both clean-
handed and mild ; for the one principle seems an-
tagonistic to the other. Mildness is a virtue of the
thief, and purity a virtue of the proud. These
qualities are the two instruments of government.

— Paton edition

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