Plato Quotes

People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.

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

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

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

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

Plato

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.

Plato

The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men.

Plato

A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways - by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.

Plato

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.

Plato

Justice is having and doing what is one's own.

Plato

To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous.

Plato

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

Plato

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

Plato

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future.

Plato

The first and the best victory is to conquer self.

Plato

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