plato Quotes

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
tags: men live believe
— Plato
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.
tags: nature youth age
— Plato
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
tags: fear knowing courage
— Plato
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
tags: death evil men
— Plato
Necessity... the mother of invention.
tags: mother
— Plato
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
tags: fight faith
— Plato
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
tags: people year
— Plato
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.
tags: children men tragedy child real afraid
— Plato
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
tags: soul law music mind morals universe imagination wings charm
— Plato
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
tags: decision
— Plato
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
tags: death evil fear people
— Plato
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
tags: work
— Plato
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
— Plato
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
tags: work worth
— Plato
They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
— Plato
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
tags: men hero wise
— Plato
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
tags: justice wisdom
— Plato
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
tags: evil ignorance
— Plato
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
tags: truth poetry
— Plato
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
tags: health attention
— Plato
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
tags: people help
— Plato
The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
tags: action
— Plato
Man - a being in search of meaning.
tags: men meaning
— Plato
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
tags: poet
— Plato
To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume that your silence gives consent.
tags: silence
— Plato
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
tags: equality democracy government
— Plato
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
tags: death men
— Plato
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
tags: honesty
— Plato
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.
tags: world soul
— Plato
There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
tags: men victory
— Plato
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
tags: alone wisdom
— Plato
Do not expect justice where might is right.
tags: justice right
— Plato
The worst form of injustice is pretended justice.
tags: justice
— Plato
There's a victory and defeat-the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats-which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
tags: men victory
— Plato
If a man be endowed with a generous mind, this is the best kind of nobility.
tags: men mind
— Plato
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
tags: lies slavery liberty
— Plato
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
tags: truth
— Plato
Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
tags: action age virtue
— Plato
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
tags: men success
— Plato
Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.
tags: wisdom
— Plato
plato
Birth    : 428 BC
Death  : 348 BC
Occupation  : Philosopher

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