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From Socrates to Dr. Seuss

I was reading Plato’s Crito for Modern Political Thought the other day, and came upon this:

“But why, my dear Crito, should we care about the opinion of the many? Good men, and they are the only persons who are worth considering, will think of these things truly as they happened.”

When I read that, I was struck by the timelessness of it. Here’s a more modern version from Dr. Seuss:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

I thought it was kind of neat to see that some things just don’t change. Now if only I was a little better at acting like that…



  1. 13/10/2009 at 5:14 pm

    hahaha love the second quote – solid post!

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