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Plato
Born: 0427-05-21
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0348-00-00
Location of Death: Athens, Greece
Field: Philosopher
Info: The Republic

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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

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  1. ...Then anyone who leaves behind him a written man ...
  2. All men are by nature equal, made all of the same ...
  3. As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they t ...
  4. Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and lea ...
  5. At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. ...
  6. Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance. ...
  7. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard ...
  8. Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to ...
  9. But, my dearest Agathon, it is truth which you can ...
  10. Courage is knowing what not to fear. ...
  11. Death is not the worst than can happen to men. ...
  12. Everything that deceives may be said to enchant. ...
  13. False words are not only evil in themselves, but t ...
  14. For this invention of yours will produce forgetful ...
  15. Friends have all things in common. ...
  16. Good people do not need laws to tell them to act r ...
  17. He was a wise man who invented God. ...
  18. He who does not desire power is fit to hold it. ...
  19. He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly fee ...
  20. Honesty is for the most part, less profitable than ...
  21. I exhort you also to take part in the great combat ...
  22. I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was c ...
  23. If one has made a mistake, and fails to correct it ...
  24. If women are expected to do the same work as men, ...
  25. Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terribl ...
  26. Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil. ...
  27. It will be hard to discover a better [method of ed ...
  28. Just as it would be madness to settle on medical t ...
  29. Justice will only exist where those not affected b ...
  30. Knowledge is true opinion. ...
  31. Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, i ...
  32. Life must be lived as play. ...
  33. Man...is a tame or civilized animal never the less ...
  34. Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be ...
  35. Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the m ...
  36. Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the univers ...
  37. Musical training is a more potent instrument than ...
  38. Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in ...
  39. Necessity, who is the mother of invention. ...
  40. Never discourage anyone...who continually makes pr ...
  41. No evil can happen to a good man, either in life o ...
  42. No human thing is of serious importance. ...
  43. No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding ...
  44. No man should bring children into the world who is ...
  45. Not even the gods fight against necessity. ...
  46. Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that ...
  47. Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great a ...
  48. Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageab ...
  49. One of the penalties for refusing to participate i ...
  50. Only the dead have seen the end of the war. ...
  51. Philosophy is the highest music. ...
  52. Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. ...
  53. Remember how in that communion only, beholding bea ...
  54. Science is nothing but perception. ...
  55. So as this only point among the rest remaineth sur ...
  56. The beginning is the most important part of the wo ...
  57. The direction in which education starts a man will ...
  58. The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to gro ...
  59. The greatest wealth is to live content with little ...
  60. The harder you work, the luckier you get. ...
  61. The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our w ...
  62. The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at th ...
  63. The life which is unexamined is not worth living. ...
  64. The most effective kind of education is that a chi ...
  65. The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, car ...
  66. The people have always some champion whom they set ...
  67. The price good men pay for indifference to public ...
  68. The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to ...
  69. The soul of man is immortal and imperishable. ...
  70. The true lover of learning then must his earliest ...
  71. The wisest have the most authority. ...
  72. There are three arts which are concerned with all ...
  73. There is no such thing as a lover's oath. ...
  74. They certainly give very strange names to diseases ...
  75. Thinking The talking of the soul with itself. ...
  76. Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and ...
  77. Those who are too smart to engage in politics are ...
  78. We are twice armed if we fight with faith. ...
  79. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the ...
  80. Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and ...
  81. When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may ...
  82. When there is an income tax, the just man will pay ...
  83. Wise men talk because they have something to say f ...
  84. You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, ti ...
  85. You can discover more about a person in an hour of ...
  86. You cannot conceive the many without the one. ...
  87. You cannot step twice into the same river. ...

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