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Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates

    Степан Рославцевhas quoted9 months ago
    For that they are not ashamed

    За это им не стыдно

    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    it is now time to depart—for me to die, for you to live. But which of us is going to a better state is unknown to every one but God.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    after my death a punishment will overtake you, far more severe,
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    from one place to another.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    it is commonly agreed that Socrates in some respects excels the generality of men.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    , by Jupiter! than that which you have inflicted on me.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    to die is one of two things: for either the dead may be annihilated, and have no sensation of any thing whatever; or, as it is said, there are a certain change and passage of the sou
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    And now I depart, condemned by you to death; but they condemned by truth, as guilty of iniquity and injustice: and I abide my sentence, and so do they.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    we may hence conclude that there is great hope that death is a blessing
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    this duty, as I say, has been enjoined me by the deity, by oracles, by dreams, and by every mode by which any other divine decree has ever enjoined anything to man to do.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    will pass the rest of your life in sleep, unless the deity, caring for you, should send some one else to you. But that I am a person who has been given by the deity to this city,
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    persuading you to the pursuit of virtue.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    Do I deserve to suffer, or to pay a fine?
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    all my care was to do nothing unjust or unholy.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    I am moved by a certain divine and spiritual influence,
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    t I allow both rich and poor alike to question me
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    I will give you strong proofs of this, not words, but what you value, facts
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    virtue does not spring from riches, but riches and all other human blessings, both private and public, from virtue.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    I think that no greater good has ever befallen you in the city than my zeal for the service of the god.
    nadakhorchani12has quoted2 years ago
    . I soon discovered this, therefore, with regard to the poets, that they do not effect their object by wisdom, but by a certain natural inspiration, and under the influence of enthusiasm, like prophets and seers; for these also say many fine things, but they understand nothing that they say.
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