Socrates (469/470-399 BCE)

“Consider this: Is the pious being loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is being loved by the gods?”

  • This saying, attributed to Socrates, was recorded in Plato’s Euthyphro (section 10a). The translation used here is by G. M. A. Grube, revised by John M. Cooper (Hackett Publishing, 2000).


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