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Quotes about Spirit
by Plato

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

Related topics: Family Relationship Values

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

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

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

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

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

I would fain grow old learning many things.
- Plato

Science is nothing but perception.
- Plato

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

Courage is knowing what not to fear.
- 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

Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods,
and of every good to man.
- Plato

The learning and knowledge that we have,
is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
- Plato

Philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

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

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
- Plato

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

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

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely,
I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
- Plato

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

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
- Plato

He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much,
but with less power.
- Plato

We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can;
and to fly away is to become like God,
as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy,
just, and wise.
- Plato

Our object in the construction of the state is the
greatest happiness of the whole,
and not that of any one class.
- Plato

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

A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind;
no one is self-sufficing,
but all of us have many wants.
- Plato

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
- Plato

The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.
- Plato

He was a wise man who invented beer.
- Plato

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
- Plato

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering,
and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
- Plato

Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
- Plato

Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
- Plato

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

The direction in which education starts a man will
determine his future in life.
- Plato

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

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not
enough to give in exchange for virtue.
- Plato

The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought
to have the privilege of lying,
either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie
for the good of the state.
- Plato

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

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy,
and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery
out of the most extreme liberty.
- Plato

Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that
to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice,
and that justice is equality.
- Plato

Man - a being in search of meaning.
- Plato

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
- Plato

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
- Plato

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
- Plato

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

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

Love is a serious mental disease.
- 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

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

No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
- 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

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

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

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

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


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