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"An unexamined life is not worth living"

Posted by ESC on September 10, 2003

In Reply to: "An unexamined life is not worth living" posted by EAH on September 10, 2003

: : Does anyone know where this quote came from and who said it?

: Socrates (470-399 BC) said it.

I beg to differ. According to "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," seventeenth edition, by John Barlett and Justin Kaplan, general editor (Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 2002):

The life which is unexamined is not worth living. "Apology." Plato (c. 428 - 348 B.C.)