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Plato quotes

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

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

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

Man - a being in search of meaning.

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.

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

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

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.

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

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

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.

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

Love is a serious mental disease.

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

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.

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.

He was a wise man who invented beer.

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.

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

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.