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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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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




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Mais la nature de l'âme, crois-tu qu'il est possible de la concevoir de façon satisfaisante sans connaître la nature de l'univers ?”
Platon - Phèdre

German
Glaubst Du nun, daß es möglich sei, die Natur der Seele vernunftgemäß zu begreifen, ohne die Natur des Ganzen?”
Platon - Phaidros




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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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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.”
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Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.”
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Only the dead have seen the end of war.”
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