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Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron
A Republic! Look in the history of the Earth ... To be the first man—not the Dictator, not the Sylla, but the Washington or the Aristides, the leader in talent and truth—is next to the Divinity!
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 3, entry for Nov. 23, 1813, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1974).
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