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“Well, I suppose you know that under all conditions human beings are most willing to obey those whom they believe to be the best.1 Thus in sickness they most readily obey the doctor, on board ship the pilot, on a farm the farmer, whom they think to be most skilled in his business.”

“Yes, certainly.”

“Then it is likely that in horsemanship too, one who clearly knows best what ought to be done will most easily gain the obedience of the others.”

1 Cyropaedia III. i. 20.

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