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!