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Quote of Plato - The greatest wealth is to live...


Biography - Plato:

Greek philosopher (Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: -428 - Died: -348
Period:
4th century BC
5th century BC
Place of birth: Greece
Greece

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.




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I am rich in the goods that I can do without.
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The wise man is rich
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If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.
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Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
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A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.
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Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
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Then donʼt conclude that what is not beautiful is ugly or what is not good is bad.
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
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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.
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Now do you think one can acquire any appreciable knowledge of the nature of the soul without knowing the nature of the whole?
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Until kings are philosophers or philosophers are kings, cities will never cease from ill.
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Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.
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