Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

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.

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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.

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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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