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friend Theages.(15) For all other things conspire to alienate him from philosophy, but his bodily infirmities hold him faithful to her, because they prevent him from taking part in public affairs. What has fallen to my lot, the supernatural sign, it is hardly worth while to mention ; for doubtless few, if any, in the past have had this inward monitor. And now he who belongs to this small number, who has tasted the sweetness and blessedness which wisdom bestows, and at the same time has learned to the full the folly of the multitude and that scarcely a man of them takes a single rational step in the conduct of public affairs, while he sees around him no ally with whom, save at the risk of his own destruction, he may come to the help of justice, and that he would be like a man who has fallen among wild beasts,(16) being neither willing to share the iniquities of those about him, nor able to stand his ground alone where all are savages, - he sees that before he can render any service to the State or his friends he must die and thus be of no use either to himself or others, then reflecting upon all this he holds his peace, and attends solely to his own concerns. He is like a traveler, who, during a thunder-storm, when dust and driving rain are swept onward by the wind, seeking the shelter of a wall, as he sees from his

15. Theages, an Athenian, son of Demodocus and brother of Paralus. See Apology 33 E. A short Platonic dialogue bears his name.
16. Dr. James Adam aptly cites here Timon of Athens IV 3: "The common wealth of Athens is become a forest of beasts."

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