Kings and tyrants have armed guards wherewith to chastise certain persons, though they themselves be evil. But to the Cynic conscience gives this power--not arms and guards.

When he knows that he has watched and laboured on behalf of mankind: that sleep hath found him pure, and left him purer still: that his thoughts have been the thought of a Friend of the Gods--of a servant, yet one that hath a part in the government of the Supreme God: that the words are ever on his lips:

Lead me, O God, and thou, O Destiny! as well as these:

If this be God's will, so let it be! why should he not speak boldly unto his own brethren, unto his children--in a word, unto all that are akin to him!

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