Justus Lipsius, The First Book of Constancy, IX
Monday, May 11, 2009
Socrates being asked of what country he was, answered: Of the world. For a high and lofty mind will not suffer itself to be penned by opinion within such narrow bounds but conceives and knows the whole world to be his own. We scorn and laugh at fools, who suffer their masters to tie them with a straw or small thread to a post, where they stand as if they were fettered fast with iron. Our folly is not inferior to theirs, who with the weak link of opinion are wedded to one corner of the world.
Posted by Jotman on Monday, May 11, 2009