Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

A Quote by Plato on injustice and suffering

To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on death, desires, existence, knowledge, learning, lies, life, mind, philosophy, soul, truth, and youth

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . . . He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures - I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one . . . Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life? He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful? No indeed.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on enemies and truth

They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on evil and good

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Lord of Lords, grant us the good whether we pray for it or not, but evil keep from us, even though we pray for it.

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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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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A Quote by Plato on perception and science

Science is nothing but perception.

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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A Quote by Plato on adoption, character, happiness, life, men, moderation, and wisdom

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

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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