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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
by Plato

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

Related topics: Politics

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

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

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

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

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

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- 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

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

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

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

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

Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
- Plato

Democracy passes into despotism.
- Plato

Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

One man cannot practice many arts with success.
- 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

The measure of a man is what he does with power.
- Plato

Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
- Plato

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful
in an educated and disciplined way.
- 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

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

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

The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
- Plato

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

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
- Plato

The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.
- Plato

If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
- Plato

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

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

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

Love is a serious mental disease.
- Plato

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
- Plato

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

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

Science is nothing but perception.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To prefer evil to good is not in human nature;
and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils,
no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
- Plato

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

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

He was a wise man who invented beer.
- 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

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

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

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


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