Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

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 body, fighting, love, lust, money, service, and war

Whence comes war and fighting, and factions? Whence but from the body and the lust of the body? Wars are occasioned by the love of money, and money has to be acquired for the same and service of the body.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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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 shame and victory

The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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