To say and strait unsay, pretending first Wise to flie pain, professing next the Spie, Argues
no Leader, but a lyar trac't, SATAN, and couldst thou faithful add?
Again, when Socrates argues
that he must believe in the gods because he believes in the sons of gods, we must remember that this is a refutation not of the original indictment, which is consistent enough--'Socrates does not receive the gods whom the city receives, and has other new divinities' --but of the interpretation put upon the words by Meletus, who has affirmed that he is a downright atheist.
Yet, if they did it wrong," I said, "you couldn't argue
Then we would speak of this publisher and of that, comparing the generosity of one with the meanness of another; we would argue
whether it was better to go to one who gave handsome royalties or to another who "pushed" a book for all it was worth.
We may trace them in language, in philosophy, in mythology, in poetry, but we cannot argue
a priori about them.