And a youth, when some one promised to give him game-cocks that would die fighting, said,
‘Don't do that, but give me some of the kind that kill fighting.’ Another, seeing men seated on stools in a privy, said:
‘May I never sit where I cannot give place to an elder.’ The character of their apophthegms, then, was such as to justify the remark that love of wisdom rather than love of bodily exercise was the special characteristic of a Spartan.
Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1914. 1.
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