Monday, January 14, 2013

Quote of the Week

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Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. - Plato (427-347 B.C.)
Plato lived over 2300 years ago.  He was a philosopher and his writings have been used to teach philosophy, logic and ethics.  
Mankind had the same issues then that we have today. 
It has been the same throughout history.  So what does this say to us?  People have always known right from wrong, but bad people don't care, and don't respect the laws.


  1. Hi Linda .. society isn't right somewhere along the line - now-a-days we can point to greedy, cruel people - others who are thoughtless ...

    Life is not easy, but we could make it easier for ourselves ... care and compassion ..

    Here's to a happy New Year ... Hilary

  2. Happy happy hoppy hoo hoo hee hee ha ha New Nuevo Year Ano to you too! Get ready for the best year ever-I suspect there is going to be fun and adventure laid out for you and the business is going to blossom along the way! Cheers to you and your success!
    Make 2013 the best year ever!
    The Help

  3. Happy New year!

    I have noticed that the baddies always seem to know the twists and turns of the law to their advantage, better than the good ones.

  4. It's very upsetting to realize just how well the "bad ones" know how to get around the laws.

  5. I really liked what Hilary said. It's true, there always will be bad people, but perhaps that the universal law -- finding a balance.

    I hope you're doing well. Have a great day.

  6. Hilary- There are a lot of such people in the world. We just have to try be greater in numbers and good deeds. To a happy New Year indeed. Cheers!

    Sara Teasdale- Happy New Year to you, too. Thanks for stopping by.

    Anji- Apparently it has always been that way. I don't see much of a change ahead either. Sorry to hear about Expose Your Blog closing down. I didn't get around as often as I should have, but still managed to drop in now and then.

    Meleah- Yep, and changing gun legislation and such will not change that. Stricter laws only apply to those who already obey the laws. The baddies never will.

    Sara- Always have been, always will be. Doing all right. Just trying to stay dry.

  7. Such a true quote! I have heard of "Plato" but don't really know that much about him. Now you made me curious, because it seems like he was a very smart fellow.

    Thanks for sharing, Linda.


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