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

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

 

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

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

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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

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

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

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

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

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

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

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

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
- 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

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

Man - a being in search of meaning.
- Plato

He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much,
but with less power.
- Plato

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

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
- Plato

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

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

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

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
- Plato

Love is a serious mental disease.
- Plato

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

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

Science is nothing but perception.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly,
while bad people will find a way around the laws.
- Plato

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

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought
to have the privilege of lying,
either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie
for the good of the state.
- 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

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

Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil,
may not be the greatest good.
- Plato

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

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

Philosophy begins in wonder.
- 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

He was a wise man who invented beer.
- Plato

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

The wisest have the most authority.
- Plato


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