Socrates: "[...] injustice is never more profitable than justice." Glaucon: "The best is to do injustice without paying the penalty; the worst is to suffer it without being able to take revenge. Justice is a mean between these two extremes. People value it not because it is a good but because they are too weak to do injustice with impunity."
This book of essays and letters from one of our best-loved founding fathers is packed with oft-quoted insights into virtue, work, and human nature. This book is frequently included on lists of “Top 100 Books” and you’ll see why when you read Franklin’s remarkable story in just what might be the first self-help book.