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Biography : Greek philosopher (Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: -428 - Died: -348
Period:
4th century BC
5th century BC
Place of birth: Greece
Greece
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Then donʼt conclude that what is not beautiful is ugly or what is not good is bad.
Plato - Symposium
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
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Until kings are philosophers or philosophers are kings, cities will never cease from ill.
Plato - Republic
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Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.
Plato - Apology of Socrates
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Only the dead have seen the end of war.
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The good is the beautiful.
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Science is nothing but perception.
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Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
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They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
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To prefer evil to good is not in human nature and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
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Love is a serious mental disease.
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And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
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Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.
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Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
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When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
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Life must be lived as play.
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Knowledge is true opinion.
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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.
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The measure of a man is what he does with power.
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No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
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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.
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Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
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Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
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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.
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I would fain grow old learning many things.
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The beginning is the most important part of the work.
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Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
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The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
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The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
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