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The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.
Of all animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
Everything that deceives may be said to enchant.
Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.
All learning has an emotional base.
There are three classes of men-lovers of wisdom, lovers of honour, lovers of gain.
- Plato | Men Quotes
When the mind is thinking, it is talking to itself.
- Plato | The Mind Quotes
The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
- Plato | Politics Quotes
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
- Plato | Reason Quotes
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily.
Time is the moving image of eternity.
- Plato | One Day Quotes
Each citizen should play his part in the community according to his individual gifts.
- Plato | Right Quotes
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Wealth ... and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and vicious-ness, and both of discontent.
Necessity, who is the mother of our invention.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
- Plato | Courage Quotes
Courage is a kind of salvation.
- Plato | Courage Quotes
To be is to do.
Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any.
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.
- Plato | Applause Quotes
We are bound to our bodies like an oyster to its shell.
- Plato | Body Quotes
A boy is, of all wild beasts, the most difficult to manage.
- Plato | Boy Quotes
Self-conquest is the greatest of victories.
- Plato | Conquest Quotes
Excellent things are rare.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Love - a grave mental disease.
- Plato | Love Quotes
Every man is a poet when he is in love.
- Plato | Poet Quotes
Science is nothing but perception.
- Plato | Science Quotes
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
- Plato | Speech Quotes
States are as the men are; they grow out of human characters.
- Plato | State Quotes


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