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Plato Quotes


192 Plato quotes:



"The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men"
Author: Plato Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others."
"When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income."
"Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom."
"Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half."
"No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern."
"He was a wise man who invented beer."
"No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding."
"The greatest wealth is to live content with little."
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."
"Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."
"It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other."
"When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself."
"The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom."
"The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant."
"This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector."
Author: Plato Quotes Category: Greek Philosopher Quotes Tyranny Quotes
"All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince."
"We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue."
"Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment."
"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."



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