; which so provoked the jealousy of the meek Xantippe, that she threw it down and stamped upon it. Socrates only laughed, and said, " Now you will have no share in it yourself." - C. " And what is this to me,
if I think such things nothing to me? This very point
is my business; and neither a tyrant, nor a master;
shall restrain my will; nor multitudes, though I am a
single person; nor one ever so strong, though I am
ever so weak. For this is given by God to every one,
free from restraint."
These principles make friendship in families, concord in cities, peace in nations. They make a person
grateful to God, everywhere courageous, as dealing
with things merely foreign and of minor importance.
But we, alas ! are able indeed to write and read these
things, and to praise them when they are read; but
very far from being convinced by them. In that case,
what is said of the Lacedemonians, -
Lions at home, foxes at Ephesus,
may be applied to us, too; lions in the school, but
foxes out of it.