Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

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 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 life and study

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The noblest of all studies is the study of what man is and of what life he should live.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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