Plato Quotes (111 quotations)

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

102. Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent. - Plato

103. When a person meets the half that is his very own, whatever his orientation, whether it's to young men or not, something wonderful happens: the two are struck from their senses by love, by a sense of belonging to one another, and by desire, and they don't want to be separated from one another, no even for a moment. No one would think it is the intimacy of sex - that mere sex is the reason each lover takes so great and deep a joy in being with the other. - Plato

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

105. When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. - Plato

106. When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income. - Plato

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

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

109. You 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. - Plato

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

111. You cannot conceive the many without the one. - Plato

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