Plato Quotes

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

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

Nothing is more unworthy of a wise man, or ought to trouble him more, than to have allowed more time for trifling, and useless things, than they deserved.

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

Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away ... A man should wait, and not take his own life until God summons him.

Plato

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