29.9.09

The wisest thing I've heard Plato say so far...

From the Republic:

'Socrates - It's as if he's taken shelter under a wall during a storm, with the wind whipping up the dust and rain pelting down; lawlessness infects everyone else he sees, so he is content if he can find a way to live his life here on earth without becoming tainted by immoral or unjust deeds, and to depart from life confidently, and without anger and bitterness.

Adeimantus - If he could do that, he'd really have done something with his life.'

Most of the rest of the book, Imo, is utter bullcrap.

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