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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A Broad Perspective Can Mean Greater Depth for Your Writing

Quote for the Week

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Socrates, from Plutarch, Of Banishment

I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person.
Socrates, quoted by Plato, 'The Death of Socrates'

The sayings of Socrates echo through the centuries enriching our lives. How much more could each of us offer the world if we shared his perspective of his position in it!

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