The Anabasis, Or Expedition of Cyrus, and the Memorabilia of Socrates

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H. G. Bohn, 1854 - 518 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة vii - That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom...
الصفحة vii - Socrates the wisest of all men living, because he judiciously made choice of human nature for the object of his thoughts ; an inquiry into which as much exceeds all other learning, as it is of more consequence to adjust the true nature and measures of right and wrong, than to settle the distances of the planets, and compute the times of their circumvolutions.
الصفحة 263 - CHESNEY— THE EXPEDITION FOR THE SURVEY OF THE RIVERS EUPHRATES and TIGRIS, carried on by order of the British Government, in the Years 1835, 1836, and 1837.
الصفحة 472 - Are you willing then," said Socrates, " that we should make a delta on this side, and an alpha3 on that, and then that we should put whatever seems to us to be a work of justice under the delta, and whatever seems to be a work of injustice under the alpha?" "If you think that we need those letters," said Euthydemus,
الصفحة 318 - Hence they proceeded three days' journey through a desert tract of country, a distance of fifteen parasangs, to the river Euphrates, and passed it without being wet higher than the middle. The sources of the river were said not to be far off. From hence they advanced three days...
الصفحة 505 - ... preferred pleasure to virtue ; so wise, that he never erred in distinguishing better from worse, needing no counsel from others, but being sufficient in himself to discriminate between them ; so able to explain and settle such questions by argument ; and so capable of discerning the character of others, of confuting those who were in error, and of exhorting them to virtue and honour, he seemed to be such as the best and happiest of men would be. But if any one disapproves of my opinion, let him...
الصفحة 398 - ... your mother, lest, regarding you as an ungrateful person, they should be disinclined to do you good ; and you will have regard, also, to the opinion of men, lest, observing you to be neglectful of your parents, they should all...
الصفحة 505 - To me, being such as I have described him, so pious that he did nothing without the sanction of the gods ; so just, that he wronged no man even in the most trifling affair, but was of service, in the most important matters, to those who enjoyed his society ; so temperate, that he never preferred pleasure to virtue; so wise, that he never erred in distinguishing better from worse, needing no counsel from others, but being sufficient in himself to discriminate between them ; so able to explain and...
الصفحة 402 - Even when friends and slaves were sick, he said that he noticed people calling in physicians to their slaves, and carefully providing other means for their recovery, but paying no attention to their friends ; and that, if both died, they grieved for their slaves, and thought that they had suffered a loss, but considered that they lost nothing in losing friends. Of their other possessions they left nothing untended or unheeded, but when their friends required attention, they utterly neglected them....

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