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The greatest wealth is to live content with little. ...
by Plato

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Inspirational Simple Simplicity Gratitude

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato PHOTO

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

 

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
- Plato

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- Plato

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

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There are two things a person should never be angry at,
what they can help, and what they cannot.
- Plato

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,
the amazement of the Gods.
- Plato

Music and rhythm find their way
into the secret places of the soul.
- Plato

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
- Plato

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
- Plato

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy,
and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery
out of the most extreme liberty.
- Plato

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
- Plato

Courage is knowing what not to fear.
- Plato

Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
- Plato

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
- Plato

Philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

No one ever teaches well who wants to teach,
or governs well who wants to govern.
- Plato

No man should bring children into the world who is
unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
- Plato

It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events
compels the soul to look upwards,
and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
- Plato

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
- Plato

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping,
and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake,
and talking to one another in the waking state?
- Plato

It is right to give every man his due.
- Plato

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom,
lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
- Plato

One man cannot practice many arts with success.
- Plato

No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
- Plato

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change
in the opposite direction,
whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals,
or in governments.
- Plato

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age,
but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth
and age are equally a burden.
- Plato

Cunning...
is but the low mimic of wisdom.
- Plato

People are like dirt.
They can either nourish you and help you grow as a
person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
- Plato

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
- Plato

We do not learn; and what we call learning is only
a process of recollection.
- Plato

Science is nothing but perception.
- Plato

Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
- Plato

Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling
with other men's concerns.
- Plato

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman;
and however we deceive ourselves,
as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
- Plato

When a Benefit is wrongly conferred,
the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.
- Plato

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
- Plato

To suffer the penalty of too much haste,
which is too little speed.
- Plato

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
- Plato

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
- Plato

The direction in which education starts a man will
determine his future in life.
- Plato

The curse of me and my nation is that we always think
things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort,
any sort rather than no sort.
- Plato

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not
enough to give in exchange for virtue.
- Plato

The wisest have the most authority.
- Plato

As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.
- Plato

For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
- Plato

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering,
and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
- Plato

Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
- Plato

The price of apathy towards public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction
in the opposite direction.
- Plato

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs;
when he first appears he is a protector.
- Plato

He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
- Plato

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself;
to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
- Plato

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to
take part in the government,
is to live under the government of worse men.
- Plato

The community which has neither poverty nor riches
will always have the noblest principles.
- Plato

Love is a serious mental disease.
- Plato

To go to the world below, having a soul which is like
a vessel full of injustice,
is the last and worst of all the evils.
- Plato

Our object in the construction of the state is the
greatest happiness of the whole,
and not that of any one class.
- Plato

Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
- Plato

Your silence gives consent.
- Plato


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