The republic can only be led by a philosopher king with the wisdom to look after the needs of the many.
Some men seek not the right path but the safest one. Some men believe only in survival, no matter what the costs.
I’ve made my choice. It may be wicked, it may mean I go to a fiery and horrible place when I die, but it’s too late to stop now. I will not stop. I’m going to win or die confronting the Master. I will not fade away as a weak old man.