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

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Inspirational Simple Simplicity Gratitude

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

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

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

 

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

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
- 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

Silence gives consent.
- 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

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

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- 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

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

The measure of a man is what he does with power.
- Plato

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction
in the opposite direction.
- Plato

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

Philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

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

Knowledge is true opinion.
- Plato

Human behavior flows from three main sources:
desire,
emotion, and knowledge.
- Plato

The wisest have the most authority.
- Plato

If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals.
- 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

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

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

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

Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
- Plato

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping,
and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake,
and talking to one another in the waking state?
- Plato

Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
- Plato

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
- Plato

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age,
but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth
and age are equally a burden.
- Plato

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
- 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

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

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

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

Courage is knowing what not to fear.
- Plato

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

Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard,
becomes a second time a child.
- Plato

Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.
- Plato

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

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

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher,
and philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

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

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

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

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
- Plato

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
- Plato

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful
in an educated and disciplined way.
- 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

Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
- Plato

To suffer the penalty of too much haste,
which is too little speed.
- Plato

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

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

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change
in the opposite direction,
whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals,
or in governments.
- Plato

He was a wise man who invented beer.
- Plato


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