by great men and
dignitaries, are satisfied with honor from little men and nobodies. But
honor they desire and must have.” “Yes,
indeed.” “Admit, then, or reject my proposition. When we
say a man is keen about something, shall we say that he has an appetite for
the whole class or that he desires only a part and a part not?”
“The whole,” he said. “Then the lover of
wisdom, too, we shall affirm, desires all wisdom, not a part and a part
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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