Quotes by Plato

Plato

Plato

Greek philosopher

Alive from: 427 BC - 347 BC

Category: Philosophers

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    Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
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    Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
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    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.
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    Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
    Source: Phaedrus
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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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    He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
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    He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
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    He who is of a 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.
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    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.
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    Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
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    Honesty is for the most par less profitable than dishonesty.
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    I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
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    I have good hope that there is something after death.
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    I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
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    I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
    Source: Phaedrus
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