52 RESULTS FOR: Plato
Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.N.B. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. See also Napoleon Bonaparte.
PlatoThinking The talking of the soul with itself.
PlatoNothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
PlatoOne of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
PlatoAt the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
PlatoWise men talk because they have something to say fools, because they have to say something.
PlatoIf women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
PlatoBodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
PlatoSo as this only point among the rest remaineth sure and certain, namely, that nothing is certain.
PlatoThe harder you work, the luckier you get.
PlatoGood people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
PlatoThe true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.
PlatoPhilosophy is the highest music.
PlatoThe most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
PlatoThose who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
PlatoYou can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
PlatoThe greatest wealth is to live content with little.
PlatoBe kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
PlatoThe learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
PlatoThe life which is unexamined is not worth living.
PlatoAttention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
PlatoLife must be lived as play.
PlatoIgnorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
PlatoNo human thing is of serious importance.
PlatoNever discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
PlatoLaws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil.
PlatoThere is no such thing as a lover's oath.
PlatoMan...is a tame or civilized animal never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.
PlatoThe price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
PlatoDeath is not the worst than can happen to men.
PlatoThe hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.
PlatoMust not all things at the last be swallowed up in death
PlatoNo evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
PlatoFalse words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
PlatoYou cannot conceive the many without the one.
PlatoThe partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.
PlatoThey certainly give very strange names to diseases.
PlatoHe 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.
PlatoI have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
PlatoThe beginning is the most important part of the work.
PlatoMankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.
PlatoThe greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men.
PlatoFriends have all things in common.
PlatoAstronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
PlatoEverything that deceives may be said to enchant.
PlatoYou are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
PlatoThere are three arts which are concerned with all things one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them.
PlatoThe soul of man is immortal and imperishable.
PlatoWhen there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
PlatoThe people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs when he first appears he is a protector.
PlatoWealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
PlatoThe direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.