Single Idea 199

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

Full Idea

Most people think there are many who recognise the best but are unwilling to act on it.

Gist of Idea

The common belief is that people can know the best without acting on it


Socrates (reports of career [c.420 BCE]), quoted by Plato - Protagoras 352d

Book Reference

Plato: 'Protagoras and Meno', ed/tr. Guthrie,W K C [Penguin 1956], p.89