you mean?” he said. “We must mount them when very
young,” said I, “and first have them taught to ride, and
then conduct them to the scene of war, not on mettlesome war-steeds, but on
the swiftest and gentlest horses possible; for thus they will have the best
view of their own future business and also, if need arises, will most
securely escape to safety in the train of elder guides.”
“I think you are right,” he said.
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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