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Let parents bequeath to their children
by Plato

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

Related topics: Family Relationship Values

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

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

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

 

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

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

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

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

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

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

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

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
- 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

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

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

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
- Plato

The learning and knowledge that we have,
is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
- Plato

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
- Plato

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
- Plato

We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that
the fictions which children first hear should be adapted
in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
- Plato

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely,
I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
- Plato

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

There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
- Plato

If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals.
- Plato

This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
- Plato

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

Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
- Plato

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

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
- Plato

We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can;
and to fly away is to become like God,
as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy,
just, and wise.
- Plato

Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents,
happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
- Plato

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

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
- Plato

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher,
and philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

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

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

Knowledge is true opinion.
- Plato

You can discover more about a person in an hour of
play than in a year of conversation.
- Plato

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand,
but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
- Plato

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

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

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

One man cannot practice many arts with success.
- Plato

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
- Plato

It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth,
that life is but a sojourn.
- 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

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

I would fain grow old learning many things.
- Plato

Courage is a kind of salvation.
- Plato

The wisest have the most authority.
- Plato

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
- Plato

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

Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard,
becomes a second time a child.
- Plato

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

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
- Plato

Every heart sings a song, incomplete,
until another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato

They do certainly give very strange,
and newfangled,
names to diseases.
- Plato

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

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

I never did anything worth doing by accident,
nor did any of my inventions come by accident;
they came by work.
- Plato

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


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