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 poetry and poets

The productions of all arts are kinds of poetry and their craftsmen are all poets.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on discipline, education, and love

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic

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A Quote by Plato on immortality and soul

The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on beginning, culture, death, education, journeys, service, soul, and world

The soul takes nothing with her to the other world but her education and culture; and these, it is said, are of the greatest service or of the greatest injury to the dead man, at the very beginning of his journey hither.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Plato on facts

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He is unworthy of the name of man who is ignorant of the fact that the diagonal of a square is incommensurable with its side.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on god

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He who can properly define and divide is to be considered a god.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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