for I do not as yet understand whether you affirm that I teach other men to acknowledge some gods, and therefore that I do believe in gods, and am not an entire atheist--this you do not lay to my charge,--but only you say that they are not the same gods which the city recognizes--the charge is that they are different gods.
Do you mean that I do not believe in the godhead of the sun or moon, like other men?
The streams of filth flow down through the ages in literature, which sometimes seems little better than an open sewer, and, as I have said, I do not see why the time should not come when the noxious and noisome channels should be stopped; but the base of the mind is bestial, and so far the beast in us has insisted upon having his full say.
I loved my Chaucer too well, I hope, not to get some good from the best in him; and my reading of criticism had taught me how and where to look for the best, and to know it when I had found it.
I may be in earnest or not
, but what is that to you?--to refute the argument is your business.
CRITO: No, the ship has not
actually arrived, but she will probably be here to-day, as persons who have come from Sunium tell me that they have left her there; and therefore to-morrow, Socrates, will be the last day of your life.
"I did not
think you had been so obstinate, Catherine," said James; "you were not
used to be so hard to persuade; you once were the kindest, best-tempered of my sisters."
Thus we may perhaps most easily comprehend that to which a thing is related, when a name does not
exist, if, from that which has a name, we derive a new name, and apply it to that with which the first is reciprocally connected, as in the aforesaid instances, when we derived the word 'winged' from 'wing' and from 'rudder'.
MENO: I should answer that bees do not
differ from one another, as bees.
This would make his position more secure and durable, as it has made that of the Turk in Greece, who, notwithstanding all the other measures taken by him for holding that state, if he had not
settled there, would not
have been able to keep it.
No branch, they say, of all philosophy So deep abstruse he has not
Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe--"That government is best which governs not
at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which the will have.