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Plato quotes (45)

Not one of them who took up in his youth with this opinion that there are no gods ever continued until old age faithful to his conviction.
Plato   Category: God

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato   Category: Begin

More will be accomplished and better and with more ease if every man does what he is best fitted to do And nothing else.
Plato   Category: Accomplishment

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
Plato   Category: Understand

False words are not only evil in themselves but they infect the soul with evil.
Plato   Category: Evil

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Plato   Category: Mathematics

Whence comes war and fighting and factions? Whence but from the body and the lust of the body? Wars are occasioned by the love of money and money has to be acquired for the same and service of the body.
Plato   Category: War

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
Plato   Category: Poetry

Medicine is an art and attends to the nature and constitution of the patient and has principles of action And reason in each case.
Plato   Category: Medicine

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Plato   Category: Kindness

Books are immortal sons deifying their sires.
Plato   Category: Book

Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence and poverty of meanness and viciousness and both of discontent.
Plato   Category: Potential

He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato   Category: Injustice

It is as expedient that a wicked man be punished as that a sick man be cured by a physician; for all chastisement is a kind of medicine.
Plato   Category: Punish

Bodily exercise when compulsory does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Plato   Category: Exercise

As empty vessels make the loudest sound so they that have the least wit are the greatest blabbers.
Plato   Category: If

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Plato   Category: Fool

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Plato   Category: Law

Necessity who is the mother of invention.
Plato   Category: Invention

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself and not upon other men has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Plato   Category: Happiness

Life must be lived as play.
Plato   Category: Life

Science is nothing but perception.
Plato   Category: Science

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

The punishment suffered by the wise who refuse to take part in the government is to live under the government of bad men.
Plato   Category: Government

Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher And philosophy begins in wonder.
Plato   Category: Wonder

Democracy which is a charming form of government full of variety and disorder and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Plato   Category: Disorder

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

Arguments derived from probabilities are idle.
Plato   Category: Argument

Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it and not because they shrink from committing it.
Plato   Category: Censure

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   Category: Children

Attention to health is lifes greatest hindrance.
Plato   Category: Health

He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not.
Plato   Category: Anger

Philosophy is the highest music.
Plato   Category: Music

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
Plato   Category: Unsorted

Justice is having and doing what is ones own.
Plato   Category: Justice

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato   Category: Conversation

The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way.
Plato   Category: Love

Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away.... A man should wait and not take his own life until God summons hiom.
Plato   Category: Suicide

The wisest have the most authority.
Plato   Category: Authority

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

They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.
Plato   Category: Truth

Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
Plato   Category: Thief

Pleasure is the bait of sin.
Plato   Category: Pleasure

If a man neglects education he walks lame to the end of his life.
Plato   Category: Education

Excess generally causes reaction and produces a change in the opposite direction whether it be in the seasons or in individuals or in government.
Plato   Category: Excess