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  • proper noun Greek sophist, pre-socratic philosopher and rhetorician.


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  • I don't believe that Gorgias is likely to be in it, but I don't know the details. A Good Omen (Herein of Torts)

  • (Hesiod, “Works and Days,” 40 and 266.) are of near kin to what we find in the determination of Plato, in his books entitled Gorgias and Concerning the Commonwealth, to wit, that it is worse to do than to suffer injury, and that a man more endamageth himself when he hurts another, than he would be damnified if he were the sufferer.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • It has been said that the most characteristic feature of the Gorgias is the assertion of the right of dissent, or private judgment.


  • SOCRATES: Would you like me to answer you after the manner of Gorgias, which is familiar to you?


  • And I would still beg you briefly and clearly, as you answered Chaerephon when he asked you at first, to say what this art is, and what we ought to call Gorgias: Or rather,


  • In the dialogues known as Gorgias, he indicates that the moral good should be that which makes us happy and, further, that we are happy when we are doing what is good for the community.

  • For all those opposed to the death penalty I suggest they read Plato's "Gorgias".

    Happy Fourth of July!

  • In Plato's "Gorgias," Socrates says, "The ship-master walks in a modest garb near the sea, after bringing his passengers from Aegina or from Pontus, not thinking he has done anything extraordinary, and certainly knowing that his passengers are the same, and in no respect better than when he took them on board."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • "Gorgias," 484 E. [605] Reading with Reiske, [Greek: misthon autô dounai tô mikron siôpêsai mê dynamenos].

    Plutarch's Morals

  • [16] He was asked by Polus, see Plato, "Gorgias," p. 290, F. [17] "Hippolytus," 986-989.

    Plutarch's Morals


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