Plato Quotes

A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something.

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No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.

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If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.

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Don't force your children into your ways, for they were created for a time different from your own.

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Reality is created by the mind, we can change our reality by changing our mind.

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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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Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

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The first and the best victory is to conquer self.

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Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

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When you feel grateful, you become great, and eventually attract great things.

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Be kind. Every person you meet is fighting a difficult battle.

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The one who learns and learns and doesn't practice is like the one who plows and plows and never plants.

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Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.

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The right question is usually more important than the right answer.

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Excellence" is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act "rightly" because we are "excellent", in fact we achieve "excellence" by acting "rightly".

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He who is of a calm and happy nature, will hardly feel the pressure of age

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Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood let alone believed by the masses.

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If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others.

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Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul

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The worst form of injustice is pretended justice.

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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

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Atheism is a disease of the soul before it becomes an error of understanding.

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The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

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When man is not properly trained, he is the most savage animal on the face of the globe.

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Only the dead have seen the end of war.

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The wise man will want to be ever with him who is better than himself.

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Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being

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Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.

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False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

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Poverty doesn't come because of the decrease of wealth but because of the increase of desires.

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Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.

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The greatest privilege of a human life is to become a midwife to the awakening of the Soul in another person.

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Thinking is the soul talking to itself.

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Someday, in the distant future, our grand-children' s grand-children will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge.

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Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power become lovers of wisdom

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A true artist is someone who gives birth to a new reality.

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The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind, yet the mind and the body are one and should not be treated separately!

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Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.

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Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

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The laws of democracy remain a dead letter, its freedom is anarchy, its equality the equality of unequals

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Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.

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To begin is the most important part of any quest and by far the most courageous.

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Welcome out of the cave, my friend. It's a bit colder out here, but the stars are just beautiful.

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A good decision is based on knowledge, and not on numbers.

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

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The measure of a man is what he does with power.

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No one ever dies an atheist.

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Music has the capacity to touch the innermost reaches of the soul and music gives flight to the imagination.

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