16+ quotes from The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato

Quotes from The Trial and Death of Socrates

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“for the unexamined life is not worth living.”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“for the best possible state of your soul, as I say to you: Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively.”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“I am speaking like a book, but I believe that what I am saying is true.”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“فليس عسير أيها الاصدقاء أن نفر من وجه الموت, ولكن العسر كل العسر في تجنب الأخلاق الفاسدة, فالفساد والموت يعدوان في أعقابنا, ولكن الفساد أسرع من الموت عدوا”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“فلا ينبغي لأحد ان ينساق لرأي الناس إن كان مخالفا للعقل”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“Men of Athens, I honor and I love you, but I will obey the god rather than you and as long as I draw breath and am able, I shall not cease to practice philosophy, to exhort you and in my usual way to point out to any one of you whom I happen to meet.”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“the most important thing is not life, but the good life.”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“no man will survive who genuinely opposes you or any other crowd and prevents the occurrence of many unjust and illegal happenings in the city. A man who really fights for justice must lead a private, not a public, life if he is to survive for even a short time”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“if you think that a man who is any good at all should take into account the risk of life or death; he should look to this only in his action, whether what he does is right or wrong, whether he is acting life a good or a bad man.”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“و إنه لعجحيب ولاشك ن يكون الرجل شجاعا, لأنه مزعور وجبان !”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“The next thing I want to do is to make a prophecy to you, the ones who voted against me; I’m now at that moment when human beings are most prone to turn prophet, when they’re about to die. I tell you, you Athenians who have become my killers, that just as soon as I’m dead you’ll meet with a punishment that – Zeus knows – will be much harsher than the one you’ve meted out to me by putting me to death. You’ve acted as you have now because you think it’ll let you off being challenged for an account of your life; in fact, I tell you, you’ll find 39d the case quite the opposite. There’ll be more, not fewer, people challenging you – people that I was holding back, without your noticing it, and they’ll be all the harsher because they’re younger, and you’ll be crosser than you are now. If you think killing people will stop anyone reproaching you for not living correctly, you’re not thinking straight. Being”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“It’s not from money that excellence comes, but from excellence money and the other things, all of them, come to be good for human beings, whether in private or in public life.”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“not to care for any of his belongings before caring that he himself should be as good and as wise as possible, not to care for the city’s possessions more than for the city itself, and to care for other things in the same way.”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“لا نأبه لما يقوله الناس بل العبرة بما يقوله الفرد الحكيم فلا ينبغي أن تنقاد إلا للعقل وحده حتي ولو انتهي بنا إلي الموت”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“كثيرون هم من يحملون عصا السحر, أما العالمون بالسحر فقليل”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

“وانت إذا رأيت رجلا يجزع من اقتراب الموت, كان جزعه دليلا قاطعا علي انه ليس محبا للحكمة, ولكنه محب للجسد, وربما كان في الوقت نفسه محبا للمال أو القوة أو كلايهما”
― Plato, quote from The Trial and Death of Socrates

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Born place: in Athens, Greece
Born date February 22, 0428
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