One might perhaps say that this very thing is probable, that many things happen to men that are not probable.

τάχ᾽ ἄν τις εἰκὸς αὐτὸ τοῦτ᾽ εἶναι λέγοι, βροτοῖσι πολλὰ τυγχάνειν οὐκ εἰκότα.


Quoted in Rhetoric, by Aristotle

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Agathon. Quoted in Ῥητορική [Rhetoric], written by Aristotle. c. 350 BC.

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Agathon. Quoted in Rhetoric, written by Aristotle, translated by W. Rhys Roberts. Dover Publications, 2004.