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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

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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.
Plato




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Quotes for: good

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Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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The best is the enemy of good.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.”
Abbé Pierre
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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”
Immanuel Kant - Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
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People must help one another it is nature's law.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Quotes for: responsibility

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Responsible one is not only for what you do but also for what it does not.”
Laozi
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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
George Bernard Shaw
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when we say that a man is responsible for himself, we do not only mean that he is responsible for his own individuality, but that he is responsible for all men.”
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism
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We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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The price of greatness is responsibility.”
Winston Churchill
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Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.”
Albert Einstein
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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.”
Plato
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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?”
Plato - Phaedrus
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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.”
Plato - Phaedrus
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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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