Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil.

Plato (c.428-347 BC) Greek philosopher
Laws, Book IX [Athenian Stranger] (360 BC)

Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Full text.

Added on 5-Nov-07 | Last updated 5-Nov-07
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Plato

Thoughts? Comments? Corrections? Feedback?