Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Thought for the Day - Wednesday, January 2, 2008

... Virtue

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'
Greek philosopher in Athens (469 BC - 399 BC)