All men begin their learning with Homer.
God is one, greatest of gods and men, not like mortals in body or thought.
Better than the strength of men and horses is our wisdom.
The gods did not reveal, from the beginning, all things to us.
It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.
But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves.
There is one God – supreme among gods and men – who is like mortals in neither body nor mind.
If cattle and horses, or lions, had hands, or were able to draw with their feet and produce the works which men do, horses would draw the forms of gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make the gods’ bodies the same shape as their own.