terça-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2013

The better man you have to look at

"[701a] For, thinking themselves knowing, men became fearless; and audacity begat effrontery. For to be fearless [701b] of the opinion of a better man, owing to self-confidence, is nothing else than base effrontery; and it is brought about by a liberty that is audacious to excess."

Plato, The Laws, trad. R.G. Bury, Cambridge- MA, London, William Heinemann Ltd./Harvard University Press, 1967-1968.