Quotes by Plato

Plato

Plato

Greek philosopher

Lived from: 427 - 347

Category: Philosophers Country: FlagGreece

  •  Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
  • Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.

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  • Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
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  • Even the gods love jokes.
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  • When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
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  • First appearance deceives many.
    Source: Phaedrus
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  • All learning has an emotional base.
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  • All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
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  • An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
    Source: Phaedrus
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  • At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
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  • At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
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  • Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.
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  • They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.
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  • A well begun is half ended.
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  • Any city however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another.
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  • Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.
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  • Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
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  • Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
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  • Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
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  • For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.
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  • Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
    Source: Phaedrus
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  • Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
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