Quotation Explorer - 'Plato'

The beginning is the most important part of the work. - Plato
Just as it would be madness to settle on medical treatment for the body of a person by taking an opinion poll of the neighbors, so it is irrational to prescribe for the body politic by polling the opinions of the people at large. - 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
Diogenes, filthily attired, paced across the splendid carpets in Plato's dwelling. Thus, said he, do I trample on the pride of Plato. Yes, Plato replied, but only with another kind of pride. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
All good and evil, whether in the body or in human nature, originates in the soul, and overflows from thence, as if from the head into the eyes. - Plato
Honesty is for the most part, less profitable than dishonesty. - Plato
Plato is boring. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Plato and Aristotle are my teachers. Even Kant is my teacher, but my greatest teacher is my failures. - Debasish Mridha
It's like this, I think: the excellence of a good body doesn't make the soul good, but the other way around: the excellence of a good soul makes the body as good as it can be. - Plato
And, believe me, if I were again beginning my studies, I should follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics. - Galileo Galilei
Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil. - Plato
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is god, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but never less, dazzaling, passionate, and eternal form. - Plato
Justice will only exist where those not affected by injustice are filled with the same amount of indignation as those offended. - Plato
Never discourage anyone... who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. - Plato
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. - Plato
My mind was formed by studying philosophy, and that sort of thing. Werner Heisenberg - Plato
The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men. - Plato
Calligraphy is a geometry of the soul which manifests itself physically. - Plato
The greatest wealth is to live content with little. - Plato
I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of . In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language. Werner Heisenberg - Plato
Ideas are the source of all things - Plato
Writing is the geometry of the soul. - Plato
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws - - Plato
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent. - Plato
The soul of man is immortal and imperishable. - Plato
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. - Plato
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child's natural bent. - Plato
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. - Plato
There is nothing I like better than conversing with aged men. For I regard them as travelers who have gone a journey which I too may have to go, and of whom I ought to inquire whether the way is smooth and easy or rugged and difficult. Is life harder toward the end, or what report do you give it? - Plato
A poet, you see, is a light thing, and winged and holy, and cannot compose before he gets inspiration and loses control of his senses and his reason has deserted him. - Plato
Be kind, because everyone is having a really hard time. - Plato
If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. - Plato
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income. - Plato
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. - Plato
No human thing is of serious importance. - Plato
Knowledge is the food of the soul. - Plato
If one has made a mistake, and fails to correct it, one has made a greater mistake. - Plato
Only the dead have seen the end of war. - Plato
Philosophy is the highest music. - Plato
You're my Star, a stargazer too,and I wish that I were Heaven,with a billion eyes to look at you! - Plato
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand. - Plato
Knowledge unqualified is knowledge simply of something learned. - Plato
There are three arts which are concerned with all things: one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them. - Plato
Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself. - G. Stanley Hall
Every king springs from a race of slaves, and every slave had kings among his ancestors. - Plato
The measure of a man is what he does with power. - Plato
If you want to understand language, spend less time in the library with Plato and more time on the buses with people. - Plato.
The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated. - Plato
Caring about the happiness of others, we find our own. - Plato
You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters. - Plato
Time is the moving image of eternity. - Plato
Courage is knowing what not to fear. - Plato
He who wishes to serve his country must have not only the power to think, but the will to act - Plato
A dog has the soul of a philosopher. - Plato
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. / Nije problem dijete koje se boji mraka; prava tragedija su odrasli koji se boje svjetla. - Plato
Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. - Plato
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. - Plato
You cannot conceive the many without the one. - Plato
Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools, because they have to say something. - Plato
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. - Plato
Light is the shadow of god - Plato
No reproach for a person willing to give honorable service in the passion to become wise. - Plato
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. - Plato
He who does not desire power is fit to hold it. - Plato
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death? - Plato
Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it. - Plato
Knowledge is true opinion. - Plato
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly combat. - Plato
Your friend Plato holds that commonwealths will only be happy when either philosophers rule or rulers philosophize: how remote happiness must appear when philosophers won't even deign to share their thoughts with kings. - Thomas More
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Plato
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history. - Plato
Everything that deceives may be said to enchant. - Plato
Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten imparting grace. - Plato
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. - Plato
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life - Plato
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses. - Plato
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil. - Plato
Science is nothing but perception. - Plato
And the only life which looks down upon the life of political ambition is that of true philosophy. Do you know of any other? - Plato
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. - Plato
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
Master Plato once said that Lux est umbra Dei; light is the shadow of God. I say this way: Light is the god of shadow! - Mehmet Murat ildan
My world view is somewhat unique. I have learned from many great philosophers including Plato, Socrates, Buddha, Jesus, Darwin, Tagore, Emerson, and many more. - Debasish Mridha
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance. - Plato
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. - Plato
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. - Plato
The qualities which a man seeks in his beloved are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not. - Plato
No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself - Plato
[...]make sure you raise your children by having them play in their studies, and don't use force. - Plato
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat. - Plato
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. - Plato
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. - Plato
Death is not the worst that can happen to men. - Plato
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. - Plato
You should not honor men more than truth. - Plato
The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions. - Plato
Education is teaching our children to desire the right things. - Plato
O que digo é que é pela beleza em si que as coisas belas são belas. - Plato
was the first to envisage the idea of timeless existence and to emphasize it—against reason—as a reality, more [real] than our actual experience… Erwin Schrödinger - Plato
He was a wise man who invented God. - Plato
I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning - Plato
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. - Plato
There can be no fairer spectacle than that of a man, who combines the possession of moral beauty in his soul with outward beauty of form, corresponding and harmonizing with the former, because the same great pattern enters both. - Plato
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. - Plato
We are twice armed if we fight with faith. - Plato
As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have least with are the greatest babblers. - Plato
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government is to live under the government of worse men. - 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
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. - Plato
But, my dearest Agathon, it is truth which you cannot contradict; you can without any difficulty contradict Socrates. - Plato
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. - Plato
They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. -, philosopher (427-347 BCE) - Plato
Then we got into a labyrinth, and, when we thought we were at the end,came out again at the beginning, having still to see as much as ever. - Plato
The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. - Plato
good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws - Plato
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education. - Plato
Ich kenne keinen sicheren Weg zum Erfolg, nur einen zum sicheren Misserfolg-es jedem recht machen zu wollen. - Plato
Plato was a bore. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Desires are only the lack of something: and those who have the greatest desires are in a worse condition than those who have none, or very slight ones. - Plato
One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato
They certainly give very strange names to diseases. - Plato
Necessity, who is the mother of invention. - Plato
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. - Plato
Plato had slaves...George Washington had slaves... So, do I feel intrinsically better than these two men? Of course I do! They're dead!
Friends have all things in common. - Plato
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them. - Plato
Then the lover, who is true and no counterfeit, must of necessity be loved by his love. - Plato
Orang bijak berbicara karena ada sesuatu yang HARUS dikatakan, sedangkan orang bodoh berbicara karena INGIN mengatakan sesuatu. - Plato
...Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded... - Plato
Plato worries our thinking might become too reflexive and comfortable with itself. - Rebecca Goldstein
All is flux, nothing stays still - Plato
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. - Plato
The soul of him who has education is whole and perfect and escapes the worst disease, but, if a man's education be neglected, he walks lamely through life and returns good for nothing to the world below. - Plato
There is no such thing as a lover's oath. - Plato
Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures. - Plato
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. - Plato
The Muse herself makes some men inspired, from whom a chain of other men is strung out who catch their own inspiration from theirs. - Plato
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them then he is always stirring up some wary or other in order that the people may require a leader. - Plato
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things. - Plato
A nation of philosophers [might have no need for the steadiness of venerable institutions], but a nation of philosophers is as little to be expected as the philosophical race of kings wished for by Plato. - Madison, James
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune. - Plato
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity I mean the true simplicity of a rightly and nobly ordered mind and character, not that other simplicity which is only a euphemism for folly. - Plato
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