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a father. Do you think he reviles those he meets because he is a busybody ? He does it as a father, as a brother, and as servant of Zeus, the Father of all.
Nay, ask me, if you think well, whether he will take part in politics.
Fool, do you look for a higher form of politics than those he handles now ? Is he to come forward and address an Athenian assembly on revenues or ways and means, when he ought to be discoursing to all mankind, alike to Athenians, to Corinthians, and to Romans, not about ways and means or revenues or peace and war, but about happiness and unhappiness, good fortune and bad fortune, slavery and freedom. When a man is engaged in politics of such moment, do you ask me if he is to be a politician ? Nay, ask me if he is to hold office. Fool, what office is greater than this that he holds?
Yet such a one has need also of a body of a certain quality ; if he come forward with a consumptive figure, thin and pale, his testimony no longer carries the same force. He must not only display mental qualities to convince the lay mind that it is possible to be good and noble without the things that they set store by, but his body must show that the plain and simple life of the open air does no harm to the bodv ` Look you, how my body and I bear witness to this.' As indeed Diogenes did ; for he went about with the glow of health on his face, and attracted the masses by his bodily presence.
Further, the Cynic ought to have great natural grace and quickness of wit.
But above all, his Governing Principle must be purer than the sun ; otherwise he must needs be a gambler and a reckless person ; he will be rebuking others when he is involved in evil himself. See what this means. The kings and tyrants of this world have their armed bodyguard which enables them to rebuke certain persons and to punish those who do wrong even though they are wicked themselves, but the Cynic's conscience takes the place of arms and bodyguard and furnishes

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