At this point it is not at all irrelevant to discuss
the duties of magistrates, of private individuals,
[of native citizens,] and of foreigners.
It is, then, peculiarly the place of a magistrate to1
bear in mind that he represents the state and that
it is his duty to uphold its honour and its dignity, to
enforce the law, to dispense to all their constitutional
rights, and to remember that all this has been committed to him as a sacred trust.
The private individual ought first, in private relations, 2
to live on fair and equal terms with his fellowcitizens, with a spirit neither servile and grovelling
nor yet domineering; and second, in matters pertaining to the state, to labour for her peace and
honour; for such a man we are accustomed to
esteem and call a good citizen.