Thursday, 26 March 2015

20 Extremely Wise Quotes by Plato

never discourage anyone who makes progress, no matter how slow

"Never discourage anyone who makes progress, no matter how slow." - Plato

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” - Plato

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” - 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

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

“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” - Plato, The Symposium

“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” - Plato, The Republic

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

“Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.” - Plato

“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” - Plato

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“There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.” - Plato

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” - Plato

“How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state? ” - Plato

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

“A house that has a library in it has a soul.” - Plato

“Character is simply habit long continued.” - 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

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

“No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.” - Plato

“Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” - Plato, The Republic

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