S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.


  • [A king of India, who opposed Alexander’s invasion, 326 B.C., and was taken prisoner, but restored to his kingdom; killed 317 B.C.]
  • Like a king.

  • When brought before Alexander, and asked by him how he would be treated, Porus replied, “Like a king;” adding, when asked if that were all, “Every thing is included in that word king.”—PLUTARCH: Life of Alexander.