The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Grecians and Macedonians, Volume 4

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Page 223 - Fond of leisure, which he devoted to the study of philosophy, his darling passion, he. shunned public employments, and made no but to exclude himself from them. . His moderation concealed him so well, that he lived obscure, and almost unknown. His merit however discovered him. He was taken from his solitude by force, to be placed at the head of armies ; and he demonstrated that philosophy, though generally...
Page 38 - If the soul be immortal, it requires to be cultivated with attention, not only for what we call the time of life, but for that which is to follow, I mean eternity ; and the least neglect in this point may be attended with endless consequences. If death were the final dissolution...
Page 42 - Here, said they, he formed our youth, and taught our children to love their country, and to honour their parents. In this place he gave us his admirable lessons, and sometimes made us seasonable reproaches, to engage us more warmly in the pursuit of virtue.
Page 15 - He had no open school, like the rest of the philosophers, nor set times for his lessons; he had no benches prepared nor ever mounted a professor's chair; he was the philosopher of all times and seasons; he taught in all places, and upon all occasions; in walking, conversation at meals, in the army, and in the midst of the camp, in the public assemblies of the senate or people.
Page 42 - ... touching it ; which drove them into such despair, that many of them killed themselves. The Athenians, not contented with having punished his accusers, caused a statue of brass to be erected to him, of the workmanship of the celebrated Lysippus, and placed it in one of the most conspicuous parts of the city.
Page 31 - He did not take an oath to favour whom he pleases ; but to do justice where it is due. We ought not therefore to accustom you to perjury, nor you to suffer yourselves to be accustomed to it ; for in so doing, both the one and the other of us equally injure justice and religion, and both become criminal.
Page 31 - But without speaking of my fame, which I should extremely injure by such a conduct, I do not think it allowable to entreat a judge, nor to be absolved by supplications : he ought to be persuaded and convinced. The Judge does not sit upon the bench to show favour by violating the laws ; but to do justice in conforming to them.
Page 96 - Syracuse, or the conquests of Sicily, but had already grasped Italy, Peloponnesus, Libya, the Carthaginian states, and the empire of the sea as far as the Pillars of Hercules. Their enterprise failed, but they had formed it ; and the taking of Syracuse, which seemed no great difficulty, might have enabled them to put it in execution.
Page 295 - His business therefore was to deceive them, by placing other objects in their view ; and on this occasion the politics of Philip succeeded to a wonder. The Athenians, who began to grow tired of a war which was very...
Page 134 - Damocles was perpetually extolling with rapture his treasures, grandeur, the number of his troops, the extent of his dominions, the magnificence of his palaces, and the universal abundance of all good things and enjoyments in his possession; always repeating, that never man was happier than Dionysius. Since you are of ~tkat opinion, said the tyrant to him one day, will you taste and make proof of my felicity in person?

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