SocratesSocrates, (469-399 B.C.) Greek philosopher

Famous Socrates Quote

“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways: I to die, and you to live. Which is better, God only knows.”

~ Socrates

upon being forced to drink the hemlock which killed him

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

It's dangerous to be right when the authorities are wrong.

Joe, North Caldwell, NJ

Vice versa even more so.

Ken, Allyn, WA

A wonderful example of pure democracy (may we never become one). Tyranny of the mob is usually more cruel than the absolute rule of a single tyrant. As an aside, I seem to recall that Socrates chose to drink the poison rather than accept exile.


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