"Our purpose in ..." Quote of Socrates

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Our purpose in founding the city was not to make any one class in it surpassingly happy, but to make the city as a whole as happy as possible.
Socrates
Socrates (469-399 B.C.), Athenian philosopher. The Republic, Plato, bk. IV, l.420b, trans. by A.D. Lindsay, E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc. (1957).
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