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Plato Quotes

Page 3 of 8
427 BC - 347 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Greek Philosopher

There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.


There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.


Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.


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


We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.


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


Democracy passes into despotism.


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


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


Death is not the worst that can happen to men.


There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.


For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.


Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.


When a Benefit is wrongly conferred, the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.


I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.


And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.


Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.


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


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.


The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.


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