Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

A Quote by Plato on anxiety, caring, and questions

The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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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 men and passion

The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on appearance, music, poets, prose, and simplicity

What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic. Book X. 601B

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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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