childhood up, be most of all a striver after truth in every form.”
“By all means.” “But, again, we surely are
aware that when in a man the desires incline strongly to any one thing, they
are weakened for other things. It is as if the stream had been diverted into
another channel.For this figure Cf.
Laws 844 A and 736 B, Eurip.Suppl.
O)XETO/N, Empedocles, Diels1 195LO/GOU LO/GON E)COXETEU/WNLucretius ii. 365
“derivare queunt animum”; and for the idea cf. also
Laws 643 C-D. “Surely.”
“So, when a man's desires have been taught to flow in the channel
of learning and all that sort of thing, they will be concerned, I presume,
with the pleas