Famous Quotes from ...

Plato



    The beginning is the most important part of the work.

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    Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.

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    Life must be lived as play.

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    At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

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    One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

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    Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.

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    Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

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    Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

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    We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

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    Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

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    The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life

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    Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.

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    Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens

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

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    Time carries off all things; wouldst thou exchange - Name, looks, nature, luck? Just give time full range

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    Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

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    The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future.

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    The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way

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    There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

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    Someday, in the distant future, our grandchildren's grandchildren will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge.

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    The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.

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    Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.

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    The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men

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    Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.

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    Science is nothing but perception.

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    Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

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    States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.

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    Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.

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