I should like to have been a Greek and fought the Persians, and then have come home and have written tragedies, or else have been listened to by everybody for my wisdom, like Socrates, and have died a grand death.
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In his Dialogues, Plato quotes Socrates as saying, "The unexamined life is not worth living."
In another 2,400 ears, even Socrates, the most well-known genius of that century, might he forgotten.