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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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Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Plato




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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.”
Michel de Montaigne
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Quotes for: evil:



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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Quotes for: knowledge

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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
Albert Einstein
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
Leo Tolstoy
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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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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