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Plato Quotes

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

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.


Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.


Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.


Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.


They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.


Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.


Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.


As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.


When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.


All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.


People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.


Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?


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