Plato Quotes

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"Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted" Plato
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Trust   

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"Serious things cannot be understood without laughable things, or opposites at all without opposites" Plato
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Opposites   

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"When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them." Plato
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Attitude    Greek Philosopher   

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"I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning" Plato
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"Homosexuality, is regarded as shameful by barbarians and by those who live under despotic governments just as philosophy is regarded as shameful by them, because it is apparently not in the interest of such rulers to have great ideas engendered in their subjects, or powerful friendships or passionate love-all of which homosexuality is particularly apt to produce."" Plato
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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." Plato
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Causes    Greek Philosopher   

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"As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest blabbers." Plato
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"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." Plato
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"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." Plato
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"Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation." Plato
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Advice    Greek Philosopher   

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"All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else." Plato
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"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle." Plato
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"Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge" Plato
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Behavior   

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"Philosophy is the highest music." Plato
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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." Plato
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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." Plato
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"There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot." Plato
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"For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories." Plato
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"Those who seek power are not worthy of that power." Plato
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"By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name." Plato
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"Conversion is not implanting eyes, for they exist already; but giving them a right direction, which they have not" Plato
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Documents that Mention Plato

Jonathan Baron - February 28, 2013 , PSA about P, S, and A (Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle)


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