Plato

Plato

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

The unexamined life is not worth living to a human.

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

He was a wise man who invented God.

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

He who does not desire power is fit to hold it.

Philosophy is the highest music.

Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.

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.

We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.

No human thing is of serious importance.

Death is not the worst than can happen to men.

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

Honesty is for the most part, less profitable than dishonesty.

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

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

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.

Science is nothing but perception.

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.

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

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