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Plato Quotes

Greek Philosopher

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.

Category: Men

For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.

Category: Music

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.

Category: Music

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

Category: Nations

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

Category: Opinions

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

Category: Parents And Parenting

Philosophy is an elegant thing, if anyone modestly meddles with it; but if they are conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts them.

Category: Philosophers And Philosophy

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Category: Planning

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

Category: Pleasure

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Category: Poetry And Poets

In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.

Category: Politicians And Politics

The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.

Category: Politicians And Politics

All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.

Category: Professions And Professionals

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.

Category: Psychology

Whenever a person strives, by the help of dialectic, to start in pursuit of every reality by a simple process of reason, independent of all sensuous information -- never flinching, until by an act of the pure intelligence he has grasped the real nature of good -- he arrives at the very end of the intellectual world.

Category: Reason