Plato Quotes

Atheism is a disease of the soul before it becomes an error of understanding.....

Plato

Few men are so obstinate in their atheism, that a pressing danger will not compel them to acknowledgment of a divine power.....

Plato

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.

Plato

The wisest have the most authority

Plato

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

Plato

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

Plato

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.

Plato

Those who seek power are not worthy of that power.

Plato

Those who seek power are not worthy of that power.

Plato

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.

Plato

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.

Plato

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

Plato

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.

Plato

Few men are so obstinate in their atheism, that a pressing danger will not compel them to the acknowledgement of a divine power.

Plato

Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.

Plato

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