Quotes by Plato

Plato

Plato

Greek philosopher

Alive from: 427 BC - 347 BC

Category: Philosophers

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    These, then, will be some of the features of democracy... it will be, in all likelihood, an agreeable, lawless, parti-colored commonwealth, dealing with all alike on a footing of equality, whether they be really equal or not.
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    They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.
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    Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
    Source: Phaedrus
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    Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
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    Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves or their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
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    To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to use falsehood, to deceive either enemies or their own citizens, for the good of the state: and no one else may meddle with this privilege.
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    Too much attention to health is a hindrance to learning, to invention, and to studies of any kind, for we are always feeling suspicious shootings and swimmings in our heads, and we are prone to blame studies from them.
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    Truth is its own reward.
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    We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
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    We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
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    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.
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    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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    Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
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    Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
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    When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
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