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Let parents bequeath to their children
by Plato

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

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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

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

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

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Silence gives consent.
- Plato

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

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

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
- 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

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

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- 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

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

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

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

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
- Plato

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs;
when he first appears he is a protector.
- Plato

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
- Plato

Science is nothing but perception.
- Plato

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
- Plato

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

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

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

Courage is knowing what not to fear.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
- 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

Knowledge is true opinion.
- Plato

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

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

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

People are like dirt.
They can either nourish you and help you grow as a
person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
- Plato

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

Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil,
may not be the greatest good.
- Plato

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
- Plato

Man - a being in search of meaning.
- Plato

The good is the beautiful.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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