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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

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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Quotes for: good


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Quotes for: good


Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.





Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.





The best is the enemy of good.





The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.





For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.





Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.











Quotes for: Human nature


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Quotes about human nature:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.





Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





Be humanity evermore our goal.





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.





The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.












Quotes for: evil


Quotes

Quotes for: evil


The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.





One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.





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.





For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.





Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.





What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.











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Plato also said...


Then donʼt conclude that what is not beautiful is ugly or what is not good is bad.





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.





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





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





Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.












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