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Another quote - I couldn't resist it [May. 17th, 2002|10:37 am]
Peter Sheil
Appropriate for both UK and US

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished
by being governed by those who are dumber."
---Plato (427-347 B.C.)
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2002-05-17 07:01 am (UTC)
Now that, is a good quote, had to read it a couple times to get it. Thanks
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-05-17 08:37 am (UTC)

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:) glad to exercise (exorcise?) your brain ;)
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[User Picture]From: goddessofdeth
2002-05-17 04:15 pm (UTC)
Wow...so true...
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-05-20 01:31 am (UTC)

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Only goes to prove that some things don't ever change :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2002-11-19 05:42 am (UTC)

Plato

I read the quote above on this web page:
"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished
by being governed by those who are dumber."
---Plato (427-347 B.C.)

Where does this come from? WHERE does Plato say this or write this?
Can't you guys do your quotes properly? You MUST always add the book and the page where you quote from. Otherwise you could just make it up Don't you see? I can invent any quote and attribute it to anybody, and it will be very hard to prove that he did NOT say it.

My warning is: Never believe any quote unless it is stated where you can find it in the writings of the quoted author.

Best example: "England and America are two countries separated by the same language" George Bernard Shaw.
You find this sentence in almost every book of quotations, and on every quotations website. The one place where you do not find it is in G.B. Shaw's writings. It just isn't from him...

Walter
walter.osztovics@publicaffairs.cc
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