Quotes by Plato (Philosopher/Greek).

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The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.
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There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
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Knowledge is true opinion.
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When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
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The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
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Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
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The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
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I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
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The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
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No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
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The good is the beautiful.
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We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
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Necessity... the mother of invention.
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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?
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There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
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Courage is knowing what not to fear.
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Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
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The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
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The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
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Philosophy begins in wonder.
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When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
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Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
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Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
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Philosophy is the highest music.
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The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state.
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