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Glaucon Quotes

Five of the best book quotes from Glaucon
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″‘And if there were a contest, and he had to compete in measuring the shadows with the prisoners who had never moved out of the den, while his sight was still weak, and before his eyes had become steady (and the time which would be needed to acquire this new habit of sight might be very considerable), would he not be ridiculous? Men would say of him that up he went and down he came without his eyes; and that it was better not even to think of ascending; and if any one tried to loose another and lead him up to the light, let them only catch the offender, and they would put him to death.’ ‘No question,’ he said.”
Plato
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Republic
book
Glaucon
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Plato's cave
allegory of the cave
progress
changes
vision
concepts
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“You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners.”
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“I think that he would rather suffer anything than entertain these false notions and live in this miserable manner.”
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“People who are to be comfortable are accustomed to lie on sofas, and dine off tables, and they should have sauces and sweets in the modern style.”
Plato
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Glaucon
character
comfort
wealth
sarcasm
concepts
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“The tools which would teach men their own use would be beyond price.”
Plato
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Glaucon
character
tools
teaching
value
concepts

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