Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

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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A Quote by Plato on cleverness, evil, ignorance, learning, and misfortune

Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on injustice and mankind

Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on justice

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Justice is having and doing what is one's own.

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A Quote by Plato on eternity and knowledge

The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: Republic, VII, 52.

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A Quote by Plato on laws and understanding

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: Laws

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A Quote by Plato on life and worth

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The life which is not examined is not worth living.

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A Quote by Plato on men

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The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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