"But I observed that even the good artisans fell into the same error as the poets; because they were good workmen they thought that they also knew all sorts of high matters, and this defect in them overshadowed their wisdom(.)"I couldn't help but think of modern movie stars when I read that.
And from 'Crito' concerning one's duty to the government:
"And when we are punished by her, whether with imprisonment or stripes, the punishment is to be endured in silence; and if she leads us to wounds or death in battle, thither we follow as is right; neither may anyone yield or retreat or leave his rank, but whether in battle or in a court of law, or in any other place, he must do what his city and his country order him; or he must change their view of what is just(.)"Old school stuff, that, and good stuff as well. I need to go back to reading more of the classics.