Plato Quotes

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

The bees can abide no drones amongst them; but as soon as they begin to be idle, they kill them.

Plato

Arguments, like men are often pretenders

Plato

Arguments, like men are often pretenders

Plato

Arguments derived from probabilities are idle

Plato

Arguments derived from probabilities are idle

Plato

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.

Plato

Grant that I may become beautiful in my soul within, and that all my external possessions may be in harmony with my inner self. May I consider the wise to be rich, and may I have such riches as only a person of self-restraint can bear or endure

Plato

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

Plato

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

Plato

Abstinence is the surety of temperance.

Plato

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet

Plato

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