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[25] Of this kind is the saying of Cicero1: “As our bodies can make no use of their members without a mind to direct them, so the state can make no use of its component parts, which may be compared to the sinews, blood and limbs, unless it is directed by law.” And just as he draws this simile in the pro Cluentio from the analogy of the human body, so in the pro Cornelio2 he draws a simile from horses, and in the pro Archia3 from stones.

1 See IV. iv. 8.

2 pro Clunt. liii. 146.

3 pro Arch. viii. 19.

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