„I forgive the many for the sake of the few, the living for the dead.“

—  Lúcio Cornélio Sula, On calling an end to the sacking of Athens, after a plea on its behalf by two Athenians loyal to Rome, as quoted in The Story of Rome : From the Earliest Times to the Death of Augustus (1900) by Mary Macgregor; also said to be in a translation of Plutarch's works.
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-138 - -78 a.C.

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