"I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live"

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    Dang I thought I nailed it. Even know democrats are conservative and republicans liberal. I thought I would give it a shot.
     
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    I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
    • Attributed to Socrates, but reported in Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations (1989) as unverified in his writings or in interpretive writings about him. Possibly this is an interpretation of a passage from Plato, The Trial and Death of Socrates (The Apology), trans. F. J. Church, p. 61 (1880, reprinted 1972): "I do not venture to come forward in the assembly, and take part in public councils…. For, Athenians, it is quite certain that if I had attempted to take part in politics, I should have perished at once and long ago, without doing any good either to you or to myself. And do not be vexed with me for telling the truth".
     
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    Way to copy and paste your argument. I'm not vexed at all, Socrates takes credit for the quote. Since you brought that to my intention, I did a little digging and found nothing to support that it was a quote by Plato. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong please correct me
     

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