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Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,
by Plato

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

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

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

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

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

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

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

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- 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

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

Every heart sings a song, incomplete,
until another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
- 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

Cunning...
is but the low mimic of wisdom.
- 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

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
- Plato

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

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

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

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

When a Benefit is wrongly conferred,
the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.
- 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

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

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

States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.
- Plato

One man cannot practice many arts with success.
- Plato

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

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
- Plato

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

Democracy passes into despotism.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

Science is nothing but perception.
- Plato

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
- Plato

There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories,
the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains
or sustains at the hands not of another,
but of himself.
- Plato

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

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

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


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