Wanton, mutual annihilation inevitable: so long as a single _polis_
wished to exist--its envy for everything superior to itself, its
cupidity, the disorder of its customs, the enslavement of the women,
lack of conscience in the keeping of oaths, in murder, and in cases of
Tremendous power of self-control: for example in a man like Socrates,
who was capable of everything evil.
- -- Friedrich Nietzsche