Crito by Plato

In one of Plato’s early dialogues, Crito visits Socrates in prison, after the jury declared the death sentence on Socrates.

SOCRATES: We should not then think so much of what the majority will say about us, but what he will say who understands justice and injustice, the one, that is, and the truth itself. So that, in the first place, you were wrong to believe that we should care for the opinion of the many about what is just, beautiful, good, and their options. “But,” someone might say, “the many are able to put us to death.”

(p. 42)

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