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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  






Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Plato  






We must observe that in each one of us there are two ruling and leading principles, which we follow whithersoever they lead; one is the innate desire for pleasures, the other an acquired opinion which strives for the best. These two sometimes agree within us and are sometimes in strife; and sometimes one, and sometimes the other has the greater power.
Plato - Phaedrus  






Now do you think one can acquire any appreciable knowledge of the nature of the soul without knowing the nature of the whole?
Plato - Phaedrus  






Until kings are philosophers or philosophers are kings, cities will never cease from ill.
Plato - Republic  






Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.
Plato - Apology of Socrates  






Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Plato






The good is the beautiful.
Plato






Science is nothing but perception.
Plato






Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
Plato






They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
Plato






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.
Plato






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






Love is a serious mental disease.
Plato






And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
Plato






Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.
Plato






Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Plato






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.
Plato






Life must be lived as play.
Plato






Knowledge is true opinion.
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






The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Plato






No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
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






Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
Plato






Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
Plato






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.
Plato ? - Quotation of uncertain origin






I would fain grow old learning many things.
Plato






The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato






Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
Plato










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