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Plato Quotes (428 - 348 BC)

Plato Best Quotes (Philosopher)

15 Important Plato Quotes:

1) Human behavior derives from three main sources: desire, emotion, and education.

2) The greatest wealth is to be able to live happy with little.

3) Most virtuous people are those who are happy being virtuous without seeking to appear as such.

4) A personal opinion is the intermediate between knowledge and ignorance.

5) All the gold under or over the land is not enough to be exchanged for virtue.

6) Good people do not need laws to act with responsibility, while bad people will always find ways to bypass the law.

7) If a man neglects his education, walks lame until the end of his life. Ignorance is the root and stem of evil.

8) At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

9) Be kind to other people, because every person you meet is fighting its own hard battle.

10) Better is the little that has been done right, rather than a lot that has be done without perfection.

11) The utter ignorance is not extreme evil. Extreme evil is great intelligence and knowledge when it is accompanied by bad parenting.

12) One of the worst punishments suffered by wise men refusing to take part in the government is to live under the government of worse men.

13) We easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark but the real tragedy in life is when adults are afraid of the light.

14) You must ensure that the first tales that our kids listen are tales adjusted in the most perfect way to promote virtue.

15) There will be no end to the troubles of the world, or of humanity itself, till philosophers will become kings of the world, and until those now called kings and rulers will become real and true philosophers, so that political power and philosophy will come in the same hands.

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