Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

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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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 evil, soul, and words

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on good

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The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect - it is too exciting.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on generosity, kindness, mind, and nobility

If a man be endowed with a generous mind, this is the best kind of nobility.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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