[346d] that have no admixture of black; that would be ridiculous in many ways; but that he himself accepts the average sort without reproaching them. “I do not seek,” said he, “a man wholly blameless amongst us who partake of the fruit of the broad-based earth: if I light upon him, be sure I will report it”—meaning, “If I wait for that, I shall never find anyone to praise. No, I am content if a man be average and do nothing evil, since I love and praise all”—and there he has used a Mytilenaean word,1 for his
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