He usually dressed in black, with unobtrusive propriety.
Like another Socrates, he taught them to know themselves, repressing vanity, encouraging the despondent, and attaching all alike by his unobtrusive sympathy.
Those instruments of which the tones and compass are most suitable for polyphonic melody are for the most part high in pitch; a circumstance which, in conjunction with the practice (initiated by the monodists and ratified by science and common sense) of reckoning chords upwards from the bass, leads to the conclusion that the instruments which hold the main threads in the design shall be supported where necessary by a simple harmonic filling-out on some keyed instrument capable of forming an unobtrusive background.
Bold as are his opinions in his works, here he was wholly unobtrusive of theories that might not have commended the assent of all present.
Diogenes says that he left no writings, and the Eretrian school disappeared after a short and unobtrusive existence.
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