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Born: 0427-05-21
Died: 0348-00-00

Plato Biography

...Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded...
- Plato
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All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
- Plato
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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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Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
- Plato
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At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato
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Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
- Plato
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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Plato
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Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
- Plato
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But, my dearest Agathon, it is truth which you cannot contradict; you can without any difficulty contradict Socrates.
- Plato
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Courage is knowing what not to fear.
- Plato
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Death is not the worst than can happen to men.
- Plato
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Everything that deceives may be said to enchant.
- Plato
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False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
- Plato
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For this invention of yours will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn it, by causing them to neglect their memory, inasmuch as, from their confidence in writing, they will recollect by the external aid of foreign symbols, and not by the internal use of their own faculties. Your discovery, therefore, is a medicine not for memory, but for recollection-for recalling to, not for keeping in mind.
- Plato
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Friends have all things in common.
- Plato
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Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
- Plato
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He was a wise man who invented God.
- Plato
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He who does not desire power is fit to hold it.
- Plato
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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.
- Plato
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Honesty is for the most part, less profitable than dishonesty.
- Plato
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I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly combat.
- Plato
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I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
- Plato
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If one has made a mistake, and fails to correct it, one has made a greater mistake.
- Plato
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If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
- 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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Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
- Plato
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It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and music for the soul... For this reason is a musical education so essential; since it causes Rhythm and Harmony to penetrate most intimately into the soul, taking the strongest hold upon it, filling it with beauty and making the man beautiful-minded.
- Plato
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Just as it would be madness to settle on medical treatment for the body of a person by taking an opinion poll of the neighbors, so it is irrational to prescribe for the body politic by polling the opinions of the people at large.
- Plato
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Justice will only exist where those not affected by injustice are filled with the same amount of indignation as those offended.
- Plato
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Knowledge is true opinion.
- Plato
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Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil.
- Plato
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Life must be lived as play.
- Plato
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Man...is a tame or civilized animal never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.
- Plato
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Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.
- Plato
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Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.
- Plato
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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.
- Plato
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Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten imparting grace.
- Plato
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Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death
- Plato
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Necessity, who is the mother of invention.
- Plato
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Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
- Plato
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No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
- Plato
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No human thing is of serious importance.
- Plato
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No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
- Plato
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No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
- Plato
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Not even the gods fight against necessity.
- Plato
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Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
- Plato
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Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
- Plato
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Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
- Plato
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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato
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Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
- Plato
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Philosophy is the highest music.
- Plato
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Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato
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Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.N.B. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. See also Napoleon Bonaparte.
- Plato
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Science is nothing but perception.
- Plato
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So as this only point among the rest remaineth sure and certain, namely, that nothing is certain.
- Plato
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The beginning is the most important part of the work.
- Plato
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The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
- Plato
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The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men.
- Plato
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The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato
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The harder you work, the luckier you get.
- Plato
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The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.
- Plato
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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.
- Plato
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The life which is unexamined is not worth living.
- Plato
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The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
- Plato
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The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.
- Plato
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The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs when he first appears he is a protector.
- Plato
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The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato
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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.
- Plato
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The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.
- Plato
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The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.
- Plato
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The wisest have the most authority.
- Plato
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There are three arts which are concerned with all things one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them.
- Plato
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There is no such thing as a lover's oath.
- Plato
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They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato
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Thinking The talking of the soul with itself.
- Plato
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Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
- Plato
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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
- Plato
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We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- Plato
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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.
- Plato
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Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
- Plato
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When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
- Plato
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When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
- Plato
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Wise men talk because they have something to say fools, because they have to say something.
- Plato
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You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
- Plato
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You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
- Plato
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You cannot conceive the many without the one.
- Plato
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You cannot step twice into the same river.
- Plato
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