To Follow the One Or the Many?


Daily Dabble in the Classics, Plato (Quoting Socrates)

Said Socrates to Crito: “In the matter of just and unjust, fair and foul, good and evil, which are the subjects of our present consultation, ought we to follow the opinion of the many and to fear them; or the opinion of the one man who has understanding, and whom we ought to fear and reverence more than all the rest of the world: and whom deserting we shall destroy and injure that principle in us which may be assumed to be improved by justice and deteriorated by injustice; is there not such a principle?”

Source: Plato’s “Crito.”

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