Quotes by Plato

Plato

Plato

Greek philosopher

Alive from: 427 BC - 347 BC

Category: Philosophers

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    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.
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    In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master's name.
    Source: Phaedrus
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    In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.
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    Is it not also true that no physician, in so far as he is a physician, considers or enjoins what is for the physician's interest, but that all seek the good of their patients? For we have agreed that a physician strictly so called, is a ruler of bodies, and not a maker of money, have we not?
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    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.
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    Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
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    Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
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    Knowledge is true opinion.
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    Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
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    Let nobody speak mischief of anybody.
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    Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
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    Let us describe the education of our men. What then is the education to be? Perhaps we could hardly find a better than that which the experience of the past has already discovered, which consists, I believe, in gymnastic, for the body, and music for the mind.
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    Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
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    Man is a being in search of meaning.
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    Man is a two-legged animal without feathers.
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