Friday, January 11, 2008

"...let us, like Menelaus, refuse to let them go until they show themselves to us in earnest.

When they begin to be in earnest their full beauty will appear: let us then beg and entreat and beseech them to shine forth. And I think that I had better once more exhibit the form in which I pray to behold them; it might be a guide to them. I will go on therefore where I left off, as well as I can, in the hope that I may touch their hearts and move them to pity, and that when they see me deeply serious and interested, they also may be serious."

Euthydemus by Plato

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