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Plato quotes (45)
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
Plato Category: Poetry
He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not.
Plato Category: Anger
Attention to health is lifes greatest hindrance.
Plato Category: Health
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
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Plato Category: Fool
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
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
The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way.
Plato Category: Love
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Plato Category: Inferior
Philosophy is the highest music.
Plato Category: Music
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
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence and poverty of meanness and viciousness and both of discontent.
Plato Category: Potential
If a man neglects education he walks lame to the end of his life.
Plato Category: Education
They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.
Plato Category: Truth
The wisest have the most authority.
Plato Category: Authority
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Plato Category: Mathematics
Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it and not because they shrink from committing it.
Plato Category: Censure
False words are not only evil in themselves but they infect the soul with evil.
Plato Category: Evil
When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
Plato Category: Unsorted
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
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
Pleasure is the bait of sin.
Plato Category: Pleasure
Books are immortal sons deifying their sires.
Plato Category: Book
As empty vessels make the loudest sound so they that have the least wit are the greatest blabbers.
Plato Category: If
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
Plato Category: Thief
Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Plato Category: Kindness
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Plato Category: Astrology
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato Category: Begin
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato Category: Conversation
Science is nothing but perception.
Plato Category: Science
Life must be lived as play.
Plato Category: Life
Necessity who is the mother of invention.
Plato Category: Invention
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
Plato Category: Understand
Justice is having and doing what is ones own.
Plato Category: Justice
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
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
Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher And philosophy begins in wonder.
Plato Category: Wonder
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
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
Arguments derived from probabilities are idle.
Plato Category: Argument
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
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
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato Category: Injustice
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
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