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Born in 427 BC / Died in 348 BC / Greece / Greek

Quotes by Plato

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
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.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
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.
To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
There is no harm in repeating a good thing.
Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
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.
Democracy passes into despotism.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.
Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.