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Plato

The Complete Works of Plato

    Jan Nohar citeretfor 3 år siden
    fond of the state, or, in other words, of us her laws (and who would care about a state which has no laws?
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    This, dear Crito, is the voice which I seem to hear murmuring in my ears, like the sound of the flute in the ears of the mystic; that voice, I say, is humming in my ears, and prevents me from hearing any other.
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    SOCRATES: Leave me then, Crito, to fulfil the will of God, and to follow whither he leads.
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    when he has become of age and has seen the ways of the city
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    But he who has experience of the manner in which we order justice and administer the state, and still remains, has entered into an implied contract that he will do as we command him.
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    Will you, O professor of true virtue, pretend that you are justified in this?
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    Has a philosopher like you failed to discover that our country is more to be valued and higher and holier far than mother or father or any ancestor, and more to be regarded in the eyes of the gods and of men of understanding?
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    we further proclaim to any Athenian by the liberty which we allow him
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    ‘Well then, since you were brought into the world and nurtured and educated by us, can you deny in the first place that you are our child and slave, as your fathers were before you?
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    Do you imagine that a state can subsist and not be overthrown, in which the decisions of law have no power, but are set aside and trampled upon by individuals
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    those who are agreed and those who are not agreed upon this point have no common ground, and can only despise one another when they see how widely they differ
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    SOCRATES: Nor when injured injure in return, as the many imagine; for we must injure no one at all?
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    Are all our former admissions which were made within a few days to be thrown away? And have we, at our age, been earnestly discoursing with one another all our life long only to discover that we are no better than children
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    for I highly value your attempts to persuade me to do so, but I may not be persuaded against my own better judgment.
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    doctrines of the multitude, who would be as ready to restore people to life, if they were able, as they are to put them to death—and with as little reason
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    SOCRATES: And will life be worth having, if that higher part of man be destroyed, which is improved by justice and depraved by injustice?
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    if, acting under the advice of those who have no understanding, we destroy that which is improved by health and is deteriorated by disease, would life be worth having?
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    shall we not destroy and injure that principle in us which may be assumed to be improved by justice and deteriorated by injustice;—there is such a principle?
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    SOCRATES: And the opinions of the wise are good, and the opinions of the unwise are evil?
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    For I am and always have been one of those natures who must be guided by reason,
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