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The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to
by 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

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

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

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

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

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

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

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- 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

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

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

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- 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 and rhythm find their way
into the secret places of the soul.
- 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

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

The wisest have the most authority.
- 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

Courage is knowing what not to fear.
- 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

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

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

I would fain grow old learning many things.
- 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

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

Love is a grave mental disease.
- 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

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

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

You can discover more about a person in an hour of
play than in a year of conversation.
- 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

Science is nothing but perception.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

I never did anything worth doing by accident,
nor did any of my inventions come by accident;
they came by work.
- 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 blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.
- Plato

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

If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals.
- 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 good is the beautiful.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

Love is a serious mental disease.
- Plato

Knowledge is true opinion.
- Plato

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

Democracy passes into despotism.
- 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

One man cannot practice many arts with success.
- Plato

Your silence gives consent.
- Plato

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
- Plato

He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
- Plato

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
- Plato

Philosophy is the highest music.
- Plato

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

Apply yourself both now and in the next life.
Without effort, you cannot be prosperous.
Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant
crop without cultivation.
- Plato


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