The universal voice of mankind is always declaring that justice and virtue are honourable, but grievous and toilsome; and that the pleasures of vice and injustice are easy of attainment, and are only censured by law and opinion. They say also that honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty; and they are quite ready to call wicked men happy, and to honour them both in public and private when they are rich or in any other way influential, while they despise and overlook those who may be weak and poor, even though acknowledging them to be better than the others.
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And Plato’s words are still true today. How little humans have changed, even when surrounded by superior technologies!
Yes~ he is a great philosopher and knows really well about human beings. That’s why his sayings still apply perfectly in nowadays society. Another favourite quote is
That is so true and is happening in Hong Kong where i live…
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