Plato Quotes

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.

Plato

Kindness which is bestowed on the good is never lost.

Plato

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

Plato

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

Plato

What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose

Plato

By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.

Plato

Pleasure is the bait of sin.

Plato

For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation

Plato

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Plato

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.

Plato

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul

Plato

Only the dead have seen the end of war

Plato

Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent

Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato

When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.

Plato

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