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

Justice Quotes, by Plato

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Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

Law and lawyers Quotes, by Plato

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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.

Misfortune Quotes, by Plato

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Moderation, which consists in an indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance.

Moderation Quotes, by Plato

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You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

Play Quotes, by Plato

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Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

Pleasure Quotes, by Plato

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Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

Poetry Quotes, by Plato

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

Politics Quotes, by Plato

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Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

Purpose Quotes, by Plato

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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

Religion Quotes, by Plato

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Science is nothing but perception.

Science Quotes, by Plato

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Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

Talking Quotes, by Plato

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

Taxation Quotes, by Plato

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I guess when your heart gets broken you sort of start to see cracks in everything. I'm convinced that tragedy wants to harden us and our mission is never to let it.

Tragedy Quotes, by Plato

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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 war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

Tyranny Quotes, by Plato

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By the golden chain Homer meant nothing else than the sun.

Influence Quotes, by Plato , Source: in Kircher's "Magnes Sive de Arte Magnetica"

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Fields and trees are not willing to teach me anything; but this can be effected by men residing in the city.

Cities Quotes, by Plato , Source: Works (vol. III, The Phaedrus)

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The Paphian Queen to Cnidos made repair Across the tide to see her image there: Then looking up and round the prospect wide, When did Praxiteles see me thus? she cried.

Sculpture Quotes, by Plato , Source: in "Greek Anthology"

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Wonder [said Socrates] is very much the affection of a philosopher; for there is no other beginning of philosophy than this.

Wonders Quotes, by Plato , Source: Theoetetus (XXXII), (Cary's translation)

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Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be rather a sort of amusement; this will better enable you to find out the natural bent of the child.

Education Quotes, by Plato

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We are twice armed if we fight with faith.

Faith Quotes, by Plato

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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.

Misfortune Quotes, by Plato

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

Politics Quotes, by Plato

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Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.

Worry Quotes, by Plato

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Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.

Excess Quotes, by Plato

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