Socrates And The Leadership Of Truth

Truth Too Need Symbols 

Truth, even though it is truth, still requires symbolism to highlight itself. One of the most iconic examples that can be cited is of Socrates, the Great Greek philosopher. Bertrand Russell writes " Oracle of Delphi was once asked if there were any man wiser than Socrates, and the oracle replied that there was not".

Socrates The Philosopher 

Socrates was put to trial and condemned to death by the Athenian establishment. The charge against Socrates was that he was corrupting the minds of the people specially the young generations.

Most of what we know about Socrates comes from the writing of his two pupils Plato and Xenophon. Plato, himself a great philosopher, was present in the court during the trial of Socrates and he wrote the entire dialogues of Socrates in the form of the book called โ€œ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜†"

The Apology 

At the end of the trial Socrates addresses the unjust court and remarks โ€œ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€โ€ฆ ๐—œ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€."

This is one of the most iconic statements ever made.

Just think over it.  It has deep meanings for the world of truth.