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Thought For the Day: A Dog Has the Soul of A Philosopher

“A dog has the soul of a philosopher.” – Plato      

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Thought For the Day: Disinterest In the Affairs of Our Government Dooms Us To Liver Under the Rule of Fools

“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” – Plato    

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Thought For the Day: The Penalty In Failing To Participate In Politics Is Governance By Inferiors

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics 
is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato    

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Thought For the Day: In Strange Times, Lies Are Believed Over Truth

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood’s school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” – Plato      

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Thought For the Day: Indifference Allows Rule By Evil Men

“The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs, is to be ruled by evil men.”  – Plato (429-347 BC)        

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Phaedo – Plato

Phaedo is a dialogue of Plato that was known among its first readers as On the Soul.  This work depicts Socrates death.  In this dialogue, the nature of the afterlife is discussed on Socrates last day.  He had been sentenced to … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Utopia – Thomas More

Utopia‘s proper title is  De Optimo rei publicae deque nova insula Utopia.  The literal translation of the title is “Of a republic’s best state and of the new island Utopia”.  Its original title was even longer.  It is interesting to … Continue reading

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Pleasure & Pain

Pleasure and Pain by Michael Romani Pleasure and pain So very close My life has been Something of both of them Sometimes so happy Other times sad Both a part of me In this life that I’ve had Singular pursuit … Continue reading

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