Be kind to everyone? Says who!
June 11, 2010 2:10 PM Subscribe
The aphorism "Be Kind, For Everyone You Meet Is Fighting A Hard Battle" is widely attributed (at least online) to Plato of Athens. I am having a difficult time finding the particular line in the dialogues where he makes this statement. Is this quote apocryphal?
posted by joe lisboa to Writing & Language (9 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
The thousands of Google hits return Plato as the source of the quote but do not bother to cite a dialogue, much less a line number. Any Plato scholars out there who can help me track down the original line - if there is one?