"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."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Xenophon on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Xenophon on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Xenophon on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Xenophon on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Xenophon on Dalai Lama
"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."
"A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor."
"Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy."
"Excess of grief for the dead is madness for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not."
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