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Music is a moral law.
by 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

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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

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

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

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

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

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

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

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

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

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

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

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- 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

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
- Plato

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

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

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

Philosophy is the highest music.
- Plato

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

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

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

The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to
endure the vision of the divine.
- Plato

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

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

The good is the beautiful.
- 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

The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.
- Plato

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

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

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

Courage is knowing what not to fear.
- Plato

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
- Plato

Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.
- Plato

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

Knowledge is true opinion.
- Plato

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat,
which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
- Plato

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

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

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
- Plato

Man - a being in search of meaning.
- Plato

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

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals,
seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
- 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

Democracy...
is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder;
and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
- Plato

Human behavior flows from three main sources:
desire,
emotion, and knowledge.
- Plato

The most virtuous are those who content themselves
with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
- Plato

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

I would fain grow old learning many things.
- 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

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

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
- Plato

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

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

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

Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods,
and of every good to man.
- Plato

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

Wise men speak because they have something to say;
Fools because they have to say something.
- Plato

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
- Plato

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

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

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


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