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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

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




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(French)



French
Il faudrait pour le bonheur des Etats que les philosophes fussent rois ou que les rois fussent philosophes.




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