Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

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 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

The ludicrous state of solid geometry made me pass over this branch.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: Republic, VII, 528.

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