The contradiction, it seems, focuses on whether or not Socrates is a proponent of civil (dis)obedience, and the apparent conflict between the two works revolves around passages from the Apology, that seem t...
It is built in this way: do not multiply your belongings, but restrain our desires. Francesco Petrarca 1304-1374, Italian renaissance poet, scholar & humanist, one of greatest figures of Italian literature in "De Vita Solitaria"
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8
Alcibiades: But it holds thus, and I shall begin from here to take care of justice.
Socrates: I would like you also to continue; but I am shuddering, not from any mistrust of your nature, but from viewing the strength of the state, lest it prevail over both me and you. Plato 427 B.C.-347 B.C., famous ancient Greek philosopher, in the dialog "Alcibiades"
Know thyself. Plato 427 B.C.-347 B.C., famous ancient Greek philosopher, in the dialog "Alcibiades"
Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. Ayn Rand 1905 - 1982, US Russian-born novelist
Self-interest speaks all languages and plays all roles, even that of the unselfishly. François La Rochefoucauld 1613-1680, French writer, famous for Les Maximes, in which he tries to prove that the entire human acting is based on self-love
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it.
Socrates Ethics - Essay - daniveee
The patrimony of a poor man lies in the strength and dexterity of his hand; and to hinder him from employing this strength and dexterity in what manner he thinks proper without injury to his neighbour is a plain violation of this most sacred property. Adam Smith 1723-1790, Scottish philosopher and economist in: The Wealth of Nations, 1776
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates 469-399 B.C., Ancient Greek ethicist-philosopher, Apol.