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Isocrates, To Nicocles (ed. George Norlin), section 31 (search)
Do not think that while all other people should live with sobriety, kings may live with license; on the contrary, let your own self-control stand as an example to the rest, realizing that the manners of the whole state are copied from its rulers.Cf. Isoc. 3.37; Cicero, Ep. ad Fam. i. 9. 12: “quales in republica principles essent, tales reliquos soler esse cives.” Let it be a sign to you that you rule wisely if you see all your subjects growing more prosperous and more temperate because of your oversig
Isocrates, To Nicocles (ed. George Norlin), section 33 (search)
Keep watch always on your words and actions, that you may fall into as few mistakes as possible. For while it is best to grasp your opportunities at exactly the right moment, yet, since they are difficult to discern, choose to fall short rather than to overreach them;Cf. Artistot. Nic. Eth. 2.5; Cicero, Orat. xxii. : “etsi suus cuique rei modus est, tamen magis offendit nimium quam parum.” for the happy mean is to be found in defect rather than in exce