Single Idea 195

[catalogued under 20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 2. Willed Action / d. Weakness of will]

Full Idea

I am fairly certain that no wise man believes anyone sins willingly or willingly perpetrates any evil or base act.

Gist of Idea

No one willingly commits an evil or base act


Socrates (reports of career [c.420 BCE]), quoted by Plato - Protagoras 345e

Book Reference

Plato: 'Protagoras and Meno', ed/tr. Guthrie,W K C [Penguin 1956], p.80