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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 146

The counsellors of princes

Chiron is said to have instructed in his stables great Achilles and the sons of heroes. Whoever cares for kings should be a teacher who is half a beast, a Centaur who is half a human. He is a beast when he injures his comrades, when he tramples his enemies, and he is a man when he feigns devotion to his people.