better and more forgiving. Such was the phrase of Iphicrates,
“Look what I started from !”Cp. 7.32 above. and of the Olympian victor:
Formerly, with a rough basket on my shoulders, I used to carry fish
from Argos to Tegea.Frag. 111 （P.L.G.
and of Simonides:
Daughter, wife, and sister of tyrants.Archedice, daughter of Hippias, tyrant of
Athens, and wife
of Aeantides, son of Hippocles, tyrant of Lampsacus.
Since praise is founded on actions, and acting
according to moral purpose is characteristic of the worthy man, we must endeavor
to show that a man is acting in that manner, and it is useful that it should
appear that he has done so on several occasions. For this reason also one must
assume that accidents and strokes of good fortune are due to moral purpose; for
if a number of similar examples can be adduced, they will be thought to be signs