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Quote of Plato - Until kings are philosophers or philosophers...


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
Source: Republic

Quote

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




Translation  

Translation

(French)


French
Il faudrait pour le bonheur des Etats que les philosophes fussent rois ou que les rois fussent philosophes.”
Platon - La République




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Clarity is the good faith of philosophers.”
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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.”
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The beard does not make the philosopher.”
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To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.”
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For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently.”

William Shakespeare
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A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.”
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If I were not king, I should lose my temper.”
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To avoid covetousness is to conquer a kingdom.”
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In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.”
Desiderius Erasmus
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A just king must be the first to observe those laws that he has himself prescribed.”
Giovanni Boccaccio - The Decameron
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Plato also said...


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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.”
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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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Science is nothing but perception.”
Plato
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