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Plato Quotes

Page 7 of 8
427 BC - 347 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Greek Philosopher

It is right to give every man his due.


Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.


Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.


Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.


The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine.


Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.


Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child.


If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.


Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.


Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.


Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.


Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.


Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.


The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.


Love is a serious mental disease.


I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.


Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.


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.


At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.


Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.


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