Single Idea 502

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / c. Health]

Full Idea

Good breeding in cattle depends on physical health, but in men on a well-formed character.

Gist of Idea

Good breeding in men means having a good character

Source

Democritus (attrib) (reports [c.250 BCE], B057), quoted by John Stobaeus - Anthology 4.29.18

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.100