An apt and true reply was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized. For when that…

An apt and true reply was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized. For when that
king had asked the man what he meant by keeping hostile possession of the sea, he answered with bold
pride. What thou meanest by seizing the whole earth; but because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a
robber, whilst thou who dost it with a great fleet art styled emperor. —

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