xious on being matched against
one who is on foot, - you being practised and he
" Ay, but the person has power to kill me."
Then speak the truth, O unfortunate ! and be not
arrogant, nor take the philosopher upon you, nor conceal from yourself who are your masters; but while
you are thus to be held by the body, follow the
strongest. Socrates, indeed, had studied how to
speak, who talked in such a manner to tyrants and
judges, and in prison. DiogenesWhen Diogenes was sailing to Aegina, he was taken by pirates, and carried to Crete, and there exposed to sale. Being asked what he could do, he answered, "Govern men; " and pointing to a well-dressed Corinthian who was passing by, "Sell me," said he, "to him; for he wants a master." The Corinthian, whose name was Xeniades, bought him, and appointed him the tutor to his children; and Diogenes perfectly well discharged his trust. --C.
had studied how
to speak, who talked in such a manner to Alexander,
to Philip, to the pirates,