Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

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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A Quote by Plato on love and poets

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At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on democracy, disorder, equality, government, and variety

Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic. Book VIII. 558

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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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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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