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of season those who meet him, or to make a show of his fine shoulder !
Is this the spirit in which you mean to take in hand so great an enterprise ? Think it over more carefully, know yourself, inquire of heaven, attempt not the task without God. If He advise you, know that He wishes you to become great or to receive many stripes. For this too is a very fine strand woven into the Cynic's lot : he must suffer strokes like an ass and love the very men that strike him as though he were the.father or brother of all.
No, no, you say ; if a man flogs you, you must stand in the midst and cry aloud, ` Caesar, what pains I suffer under your rule of peace ! Let us go to the proconsul.'
What has the Cynic to do with Caesar or proconsul or any one else but Zeus, who has sent him upon earth, and whom he serves ? Does he call upon any one but Him ? Is he not convinced that whatever pains he suffers are God's training of him ? Why, Heracles, when he was being trained by Eurystheus, did not count himself wretched, but fulfilled all his commands without shrinking : and shall this man, who is under the training and discipline of Zeus, cry aloud in indignation, if he be worthy to carry the staff of Diogenes ?
'Will the Cynic', said his questioner, ` accept marriage and children as matters of prime importance ?'
If, he replied, you grant me a city of wise men,' it may be that no one will lightly adopt the Cynic's calling. For what reason should he take upon him this manner of life ? But if we assume that he does, there will be nothing to prevent him from marrying and getting children ; for his wife will be like himself, and his wife's father will be like him, and his children will be brought up on these lines. But in the present constitution of the world-which is that of the battle-field-it is a question whether the Cynic should not be undistracted

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