Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

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 leadership, order, people, tyranny, and war

A tyrant . . . is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on life and worth

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The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on fighting and money

All wars are fought for the sake of getting money.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on kindness, medicine, and punishment

It is as expedient that a wicked man be punished as that a sick man be cured by a physician; for all chastisement is a kind of medicine.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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