Plato, Euthyphro 10a

“Is something loved by the gods because it is holy or holy because it is loved?”

 

ἆρα τὸ ὅσιον ὅτι ὅσιόν ἐστιν φιλεῖται ὑπὸ τῶν θεῶν, ἢ ὅτι φιλεῖται ὅσιόν ἐστιν

 

Yeah, this line gets its own Wikipedia page.

Here’s the full text.

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