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All I know is that it's not a genuine quote[edit]

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Re. this edit to the Socrates article:  Famous, yes, but bogus. Apart from the fact that this is actually Plato using Socrates in a fictional sense, it is a horrible translation of Plato's Republic. See discussion at Talk:Socrates#"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing" and the Wikipedia article about this well-known saying that is derived from Plato's account of Socrates. Note that the latter does not even mention The Republic, to which it is attributed here – it is a totally bogus attribution.

What would you think about moving this "quote" to the misattributed section? ~ Ningauble (talk) 17:22, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

OK I moved "All I know is that I know nothing" to the misattributed section. DanielTom's point is still valid, that a more famous quote should be first, so I put "The unexamined life is not worth living" as caption for the first image. ~ Peter1c (talk) 21:19, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

@Ningauble: Wow, I did not know that! @Peter1c: Thanks for fixing it. ~ DanielTom (talk) 22:10, 2 November 2016 (UTC)


Thank you for removing that bullshit "mace" quote from the D Trump article! I knew I was forgetting something after I removed it from the I Trump article!

Damn, that's embarrassing. I could have sworn that was a legitimate source. Ah well. DragonflySixtyseven (talk) 06:47, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

No problem. ~ DanielTom (talk) 12:45, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Many otherwise reliable publications run quotable quotes columns that are completely unreliable. This sort of filler material is neither original reportage nor properly cited research. It has always seemed bizarre to me that the editorial standards of legitimate publishers permit it, but it is a well established tradition. Reader beware! ~ Ningauble (talk) 13:12, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Mr Trump[edit]

Today, Mr Trump stated that burning the American flag should be punished by "perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail".

I feel that such an extreme statement, indicative as it is of Mr Trump's overall philosophy of government, freedom of expression, and the validity of the American Constitution, should have greater prominence on the Wikiquote repository than simply being shoved at the bottom of the list of things he said in 2016. (And if you want to argue that it's not indicative of his overall philosophy, why did he say it?) I propose that this be made the caption of one of the images. Which would you prefer? DragonflySixtyseven (talk) 14:54, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Why don't you add the quote along with a new image? ~ DanielTom (talk) 15:13, 29 November 2016 (UTC)