Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

A Quote by Plato on authority

The wisest have the most authority.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on belief, certainty, clarity, simplicity, and writing

. . . 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 (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on animals and reason

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable, inasmuch as he has the fountain of reason in him not yet regulated.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on idleness

Arguments derived from probabilities are idle.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on art, birth, labor, men, mind, nobility, soul, thought, and women

Well, my art of midwifery is in most respects like theirs; but differs, in that I attend men and not women, and I look after their souls when they are in labor, and not after their bodies: and the triumph of my art is in thoroughly examining whether the thought which the mind of the young man brings forth is a false idol or a noble and true birth.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on children, education, kindness, and play

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on emptiness and wit

As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest blabbers.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on life and play

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Life must be lived as play.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on children, darkness, forgiveness, life, men, and tragedy

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 (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on evil and good

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Lord of Lords, grant us the good whether we pray for it or not, but evil keep from us, even though we pray for it.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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