Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

A Quote by Plato on inventions, motherhood, and necessity

Necessity, who is the mother of invention.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic. Book II. 369C

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A Quote by Plato on truth

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Let us affirm what seems to be the truth, that, whether one is or is not, one and the others in relation to themselves and one another, all of them, in every way, are and are not, and appear to be and appear not to be.

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 education

Let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to find out the natural bent.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on education and life

If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on age, conviction, faith, and youth

Not one of them who took up in his youth with this opinion that there are no gods ever continued until old age faithful to his conviction.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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