Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.
There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads if whatever he may have to preach he shows himself best able to perform.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness for it is an injury to the living and the dead know it not.
A horse is a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.
For what the horse does under compulsion as Simon also observes is done without understanding and there is no beauty in it either any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.