Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Socrates, Greek philosopher (469-399 BCE), speaking in his own defence when on trial for corrupting Athenian youth:

For it is my one business to go about to persuade young and old alike not to make their bodies and their riches their first and their engrossing care, but rather to give it to the perfecting of their soul. Virtue springs not from possessions, but from virtue springs possessions and all other human blessings, whether for the individual or for society.

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