HOW THAT THE ART OF MANAGING MEN IS DIFFICULT OF ATTAINMENT, AND IN SOME MEASURE GIVEN OF GOD.
I AM thinking, Ischomachus, said I, how well you have brought up the whole train of your argument to support your statements. For you stated that the art of husbandry was the easiest of all to learn; and now I have been quite persuaded by all you have said that it is undoubtedly so.
But really, Socrates, said Ischomachus, I quite agree with you that in the one thing common to all these pursuits, to husbandry, and state government, economy, and war, -- that is, in the management of men, some have more wit than others. It is so in a galley at sea, he continued; whenever the crew are obliged to make voyages of whole days over the ocean, some coxswains * can do and say just what spurs the spirits of their men to