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What does this quote mean?
"It is honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows (gives) the one, merit obtains to other."
-Francesco Petrarch

  • history -

    I assume your quote should be "It is more honorable . . ."

    If so, it means that it's better to be chosen as a leader than to inherit the leadership.

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    Sorry it was a typo, but thank you.

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    You're welcome.

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