A man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance of living or dying; he ought only to consider whether in doing anything he is doing right or wrong...For neither in war nor yet at law ought I or any man to use every means of escaping death ...The difficulty, my friends, is not to avoid death, but to avoid unrighteousness...Wherefore, O judges, be of good cheer about death, and know of a certainty that no evil can happen to a good man in life or after death. --Socrates on doing right or wrong. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
1952 Gyorgy Kepes Born: Selyp, Hungary 1906 Died: Cambridge, Massachusetts 2001 gouache and pencil on paperboard sheet: 16 x 11 7/8 in. (40.7 x 30.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.156 Not currently on view
Literature - Socrates
paint - gouache