Plato Quotes

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To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way. -Plato
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Love is a serious mental disease. -Plato
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Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. -Plato
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Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. -Plato
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No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. -Plato
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There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. -Plato
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Courage is knowing what not to fear. -Plato
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If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. -Plato
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Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. -Plato
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A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. -Plato
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The greatest wealth is to live content with little. -Plato
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Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly. -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
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. -Plato
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Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. -Plato
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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
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Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. -Plato
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Abstinence is the surety of temperance -Plato
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He who wishes to serve his country must have not only the power to think, but the will to act. -Plato
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She that fails to command her thoughts will soon lose command of her actions -Plato
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Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. -Plato
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Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many. -Plato
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The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. -Plato
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What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose -Plato
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Arguments derived from probabilities are idle -Plato
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Arguments, like men are often pretenders -Plato
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Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another -Plato
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Atheism is a disease of the soul, before it becomes an error of the understanding -Plato
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Some love one, some love two. I love one, and that is you. -Plato
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The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings. -Plato
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Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. -Plato
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Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity. -Plato
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A dog has the soul of a philosopher. -Plato
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The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way -Plato
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Those who seek power are not worthy of that power. -Plato
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Philosophy is an elegant thing, if anyone modestly meddles with it; but if they are conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts them. -Plato
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For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation -Plato
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Pleasure is the bait of sin -Plato
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Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil. -Plato
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The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics -Plato
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Time carries off all things; wouldst thou exchange - Name, looks, nature, luck? Just give time full range -Plato
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This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. -Plato
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Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable -Plato
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Every king springs from a race of slaves, and every slave had kings among his ancestors -Plato
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The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. -Plato
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The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself. -Plato
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To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous. -Plato
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