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Quote of Plato - To prefer evil to good is...


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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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




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Quotes for: good:



Quotes for: good

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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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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 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
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Quotes about human nature:



Quotes for: Human nature

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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.”
Publius Terentius Afer - Heautontimoroumenos
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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.”
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation
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Be humanity evermore our goal.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.”
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Penal Law
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The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.”

Friedrich Schiller - The Artists
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Quotes for: evil

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One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.”
Antisthenes
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The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”
Albert Camus - The Plague
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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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Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.”
François Fénelon
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What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit 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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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.”
Plato
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The good is the beautiful.”
Plato
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