There is not much in the other Dialogues which can be compared
with the Apology.
Philip of Macedon, not the father of Alexander the Great, but he who was conquered by Titus Quintius, had not much territory compared
to the greatness of the Romans and of Greece who attacked him, yet being a warlike man who knew how to attract the people and secure the nobles, he sustained the war against his enemies for many years, and if in the end he lost the dominion of some cities, nevertheless he retained the kingdom.
The voluptuous Tahitians are the only people who at all deserve to be compared
with them; while the dark-haired Hawaiians and the woolly-headed Feejees are immeasurably inferior to them.
Then he gave him gold and lands and flocks, and made him so rich that his brother's fortune could not at all be compared with his.
Compared to this seat, all the learning of the schools is as empty air.
It certainly is clearer than a great many lakes, but how dull its waters are compared
with the wonderful transparence of Lake Tahoe
The service a man renders his friend is trivial and selfish compared
with the service he knows his friend stood in readiness to yield him, alike before he had begun to serve his friend, and now also.
that's nothing, Master Thibaut, compared
with the winter of 1407, when it froze from St.
He knew it was Napoleon- his hero- but at that moment Napoleon seemed to him such a small, insignificant creature compared with what was passing now between himself and that lofty infinite sky with the clouds flying over it.
So insignificant at that moment seemed to him all the interests that engrossed Napoleon, so mean did his hero himself with his paltry vanity and joy in victory appear, compared to the lofty, equitable, and kindly sky which he had seen and understood, that he could not answer him.
Michael possessed no trace of hysteria, though he was more temperamentally excitable and explosive than his blood-brother Jerry, while his father and mother were a sedate old couple indeed compared with him.
Perhaps, to let the human down a trifle from such disgraceful identity of the highest life-attributes, it would be well to admit that Michael's sensations were not quite so poignant, say in the matter of a needle-thrust through his foot as compared with a needle-thrust through the palm of a hand.
Domestic races of the same species, also, often have a somewhat monstrous character; by which I mean, that, although differing from each other, and from the other species of the same genus, in several trifling respects, they often differ in an extreme degree in some one part, both when compared
one with another, and more especially when compared
with all the species in nature to which they are nearest allied.
The guanaco is nearly the only warm-blooded quadruped, and it is found in quite inconsiderable numbers compared
with the multitude of flies.
They may likewise be compared
to a stage coach, which performs constantly the same course, empty as well as full.