- 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.
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- gouache and pencil on paperboard
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A man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance
Copied Gyorgy Kepes, A man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance, 1952, gouache and pencil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.156
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