Socrates

“...[I]f at the time of its release the soul is tainted and impure, because it has always associated with the body and cared for it and loved it, and has been so beguiled by the body and its passions and pleasures that nothing seems real to it but those physical things which can be touched and seen and eaten and drunk and used for sexual enjoyment; and if it is accustomed to hate and fear and avoid what is invisible and hidden from our eyes, but intelligible and comprehensible by philosophy - if the soul is in this state, do you think that it will escape independent and uncontaminated?”


Socrates, Apology, Crito and Phaedo of Socrates.
Read more quotes from Socrates


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

0 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

None yet!


This Quote Is From

Apology, Crito and Phaedo of Socrates. Apology, Crito and Phaedo of Socrates. by Socrates
1 rating, average rating, 0 reviews

Browse By Tag