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or will catch fire from it. As the risk then is so serious, you must be cautious in indulging lightly in the society of the untrained, for it is impossible to rub up against one who is covered with soot and not get sooty oneself. What are you going to do, if he talks about gladiators, about horses, about athletes, worse still if he talks about men: ` So-and-so is bad,' ` So-and-so is good: ' ` That was well done,' ` That was ill done :' again, if he mocks or jeers, or shows a malicious humour ? Which of you has the faculty that Socrates had, of drawing to his side those who met him in any kind of society ? How could you have ? You must needs be converted by your untrained companions.
Why then are they stronger than you ? It is because these unsound sayings of theirs are based upon judgements, but your fine words come merely from your lips : that is why they are without life or vigour, that is why a man may well loathe the sound of your exhortations and your wretched ` virtue', which you prate of so glibly. That is how the untrained get the better of you : for judgement is powerful everywhere, judgement suffers no defeat. Therefore, until your fine ideas are firmly fastened in you, and until you acquire some power to secure them, I advise you to be cautious in associating with the untrained : otherwise anything you take note of in the lecture-room will melt away day by day like wax in the sun.

The Stoic and the Wicked
IMPULSE towards a thing is originated by the feeling that it is fitting, and will to get a thing by the feeling that it is expedient for one, and it is impossible to judge one thing expedient and will to get another, and to judge one thing fitting and be impelled to another. If all this be true, why are we angry with the multitude ?

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