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Quotes about Children
by Plato

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Related topics: Family Relationship Values

No man should bring children into the world who is
unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
- Plato

We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that
the fictions which children first hear should be adapted
in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
- Plato

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

 

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
- Plato

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

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Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,
the amazement of the Gods.
- Plato

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
- Plato

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
- Plato

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Music and rhythm find their way
into the secret places of the soul.
- Plato

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- Plato

There are two things a person should never be angry at,
what they can help, and what they cannot.
- Plato

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads
us from this world to another.
- Plato

Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
- Plato

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
- Plato

Love is a serious mental disease.
- Plato

If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
- Plato

This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
- Plato

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
- Plato

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to
take part in the government,
is to live under the government of worse men.
- Plato

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom,
lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
- Plato

Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents,
happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
- Plato

Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling
with other men's concerns.
- Plato

The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
- Plato

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand,
but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
- Plato

It is right to give every man his due.
- Plato

Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
- Plato

Philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth,
that life is but a sojourn.
- Plato

Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
- Plato

Democracy passes into despotism.
- Plato

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals,
seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
- Plato

The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to
endure the vision of the divine.
- Plato

Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
- Plato

They do certainly give very strange,
and newfangled,
names to diseases.
- Plato

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
- Plato

I would fain grow old learning many things.
- Plato

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
- Plato

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
- Plato

The good is the beautiful.
- Plato

As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.
- Plato

Science is nothing but perception.
- Plato

To prefer evil to good is not in human nature;
and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils,
no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
- Plato

I never did anything worth doing by accident,
nor did any of my inventions come by accident;
they came by work.
- Plato

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat,
which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
- Plato

The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
- Plato

It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events
compels the soul to look upwards,
and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
- Plato

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself;
to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
- Plato

Democracy...
is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder;
and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
- Plato

Wise men speak because they have something to say;
Fools because they have to say something.
- Plato

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman;
and however we deceive ourselves,
as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
- Plato

There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
- Plato

No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man.
No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
- Plato

The most virtuous are those who content themselves
with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
- Plato

The curse of me and my nation is that we always think
things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort,
any sort rather than no sort.
- Plato

When there is an income tax, the just man will pay
more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
- Plato

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
- Plato

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
- Plato

The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.
- Plato

The price of apathy towards public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato


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