Xenophon was a practical man. That must have frustrated his mentor Socrates. The thought of that pleases me immensely for some reason. I guess it’s my hate for Plato. Here’s more of an observation than a quote.
When the interests of mankind are at stake, they will obey with joy the man whom they believe to be wiser than themselves. You may prove this on all sides: you may see how the sick man will beg the doctor to tell him what he ought to do, how a whole ship’s company will listen to the pilot.