Thursday, May 23, 2013

Money Wisdom #127

"... 'And then', I said, 'they get more and more involved in making money; and the higher they rate money, the lower they rate goodness. I mean, isn't the difference between wealth and goodness analogous to them each lying in one of the pans of a pair of scales and constantly tending in opposite directions?'

'It certainly is,' he said.

'So if wealth and wealthy people are admired in a community, then goodness and good people are despised there.'

'Obviously.' ..."

Plato Republic (circa 380 BC) trans. Robin Waterfield (1993) p.287

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