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The Complete Works of Plato

    Jan Nohas quoted4 years ago
    fond of the state, or, in other words, of us her laws (and who would care about a state which has no laws?
    Jan Nohas quoted4 years ago
    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.
    Jan Nohas quoted4 years ago
    SOCRATES: Leave me then, Crito, to fulfil the will of God, and to follow whither he leads.
    Jan Nohas quoted4 years ago
    when he has become of age and has seen the ways of the city
    Jan Nohas quoted4 years ago
    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.
    Jan Nohas quoted4 years ago
    Will you, O professor of true virtue, pretend that you are justified in this?
    Jan Nohas quoted4 years ago
    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?
    Jan Nohas quoted4 years ago
    we further proclaim to any Athenian by the liberty which we allow him
    Jan Nohas quoted4 years ago
    ‘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?
    Jan Nohas quoted4 years ago
    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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