Plato Quotes

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We are twice armed if we fight with faith.

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This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs

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To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed.

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To prefer evil to good is not in human nature

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To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.

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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.

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Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.

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This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.

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The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.

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To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils.

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Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.

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Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.

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The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

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The good is the beautiful.

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The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.

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Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

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The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine.

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The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.

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Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.

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The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself

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The wisest have the most authority.

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The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.

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The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.

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The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.

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The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.

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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.

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The measure of a man is what he does with power.

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The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.

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The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.

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There is no harm in repeating a good thing.

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The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad

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They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.

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Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child.

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Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.

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There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

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There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.

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There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.

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There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

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There's a victory, and defeat

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They certainly give very strange names to diseases.

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The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.

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The beginning is the most important part of the work.

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