SOCRATES: And if we are good, then we are profitable; for all good things are profitable?
SOCRATES: But if this is true, then the good are not by nature good?
And he beckoned to him, and asked him: "How now, good
fellow, what is your name, and in what country were you born?
And in what sort of actions or with a view to what result is the just man most able to do harm to his enemy and good
to his friends?
And thus much to show whether the virtue of a good
man and an excellent citizen is the same, or if it is different, and also how far it is the same, and how far different.
had a knife, at the back of which was one of those hooks that are made to extract stones from horses' hoofs.
I stand nearly as high as you, but your legs are a good
three inches longer above your knee than mine, and of course you can take a much longer step and go much faster.
Why, boy, thy mother's milk is yet scarce dry upon thy lips, and yet thou pratest of standing up with good
stout men at Nottingham butts, thou who art scarce able to draw one string of a two-stone bow.
But let us assume that what is called science can harmonize all contradictions and possesses an unchanging standard of good
and bad by which to try historic characters and events; let us say that Alexander could have done everything differently; let us say that with guidance from those who blame him and who profess to know the ultimate aim of the movement of humanity, he might have arranged matters according to the program his present accusers would have given him- of nationality, freedom, equality, and progress (these, I think, cover the ground).
Fairy wants me to return home before night.
This play is meant to picture the life of every man or woman, and to show how unhappy we may be in the end if we have not tried to be good
in this world.
But it is bad sleeping without a good
name and a little treasure.