Moses Finley Quotes

Top 7 wise famous quotes and sayings by Moses Finley

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

Moses Finley quotes: Ideal goals are a menace in themselves, as much in more modern philosophers as in Plato. Ideal goals are a menace in themselves, as much in more modern philosophers as in Plato.
Moses Finley quotes: Knowledge for its own sake was meaningless, its mere accumulation a waste of time. Knowledge must lead to understanding. Knowledge for its own sake was meaningless, its mere accumulation a waste of time. Knowledge must lead to understanding.
Moses Finley quotes: It is a mark of civilised man that he seeks to understand his traditions, and to criticise them, not to swallow them whole. It is a mark of civilised man that he seeks to understand his traditions, and to criticise them, not to swallow them whole.
Moses Finley quotes: If I had to choose one which best characterized the condition of being a political leader in Athens, the word would be "tension". If I had to choose one which best characterized the condition of being a political leader in Athens, the word would be "tension".
Moses Finley quotes: A genuinely political society, in which discussion and debate are an essential technique, is a society full of risks. A genuinely political society, in which discussion and debate are an essential technique, is a society full of risks.
Moses Finley quotes: Historical explanation is not identical with moral judgment. Historical explanation is not identical with moral judgment.
Moses Finley quotes: In the western world today everyone is a democrat. In the western world today everyone is a democrat.