„Sometimes, to please the ladies, we drop down our weapons pretending we are civilized.“

— Aristóteles Onassis, Quoted in Peter Evans, Ari: Life and Times of Aristotle Socrates Onassis, (1978), During his wedding (Terrace Room - Plaza) with Tina Livanos about [Stavros Niarchos]

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