Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Longhand Note of President Harry S. Truman, ca. 1952. President's Secretary's Files - Longhand Notes.

[Undated, 1952]

Life of Lucullus, Plutarch Translated by Giles Thornburgh, A.M.

--the administration of public affairs has, like other things, its proper term, and statesmen as well as wrestlers will break down when strength and youth fail.

Better?had it been for Cicero, after Catilina's conspiracy to have retired and grown old and for Scipio, after his [illegible] and Carthagenian conquests, to have sat down contented.

(These comments on the retirement of Lucullus)

Lucullus's life from 110 B.C. to 57 or 56 B.C.


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