Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

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 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 belief and men

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When men speak ill of you, live so as nobody may believe them.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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