Plato, Gorgias 452e

 “The businessman will seem to make money for someone besides himself, for you, the man adept at speaking and persuading the masses.”


ὁ δὲ χρηματιστὴς οὗτος ἄλλῳ ἀναφανήσεται χρηματιζόμενος καὶ οὐχ αὑτῷ, ἀλλὰ σοὶ τῷ δυναμένῳ λέγειν καὶ πείθειν τὰ πλήθη.


So Plato has Gorgias say. (A man who (fatefully) persuaded the Athenians to take some interest in Sicily.)

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