cincinnatus cincinnatus


  • (n) Roman statesman regarded as a model of simple virtue; he twice was called to assume dictatorship of Rome and each time retired to his farm (519-438 BC)


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  1. "It is certainly my goal to be Cincinnatus [and] go back to the farm," Sanford told Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza during the summer of 2007 when asked about his post-gubernatorial plans.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Mark Sanford Source: FITSNews

  2. "A key argument for Palin, in essence, is this: Washington and Wall Street are serving their own interests rather than those of the broad whole of the country, and the moment requires a vice president who will, Cincinnatus-like, help a new president...
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Jon Meacham Source: MarketWatch

  3. When asked if he wanted to be prime minister, Boris said: "Were I to be pulled like Cincinnatus from my plough, then obviously it would be an absolute privilege to serve."
    on Nov 24, 2009 By: Boris Johnson Source:

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