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Quote of Plato - Knowledge becomes evil if the aim...


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

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.




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Quotes for: virtue


Quotes

Quotes about virtue:


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.





Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.





Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.





The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.





Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.





There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.











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.











Quotes for: knowledge


Quotes

Quotes for: knowledge


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.





Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;





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.











Quotes

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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