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Those who have knowledge are more confident than those who have no knowledge, and they are more confident after they have learned than before. Plato
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Our love for our children springs from the soul's greatest yearning for immortality. Plato
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Integrity is your destiny-it is the light that guides your way. Plato
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Be kind, for everyone is having a hard battle. Plato
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Excellence" is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act "rightly" because we are "excellent", in fact we achieve "excellence" by acting "rightly". Plato
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For all good and evil, whether in the body or in human nature, originates ... in the soul, and overflows from thence, as from the head into the eyes. Plato
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It is as expedient that a wicked man be punished as that a sick man be cured by a physician; for all chastisement is a kind of medicine. Plato
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SOCRATES: Perhaps we may be wrong; if so, you in your wisdom should convince us that we are mistaken in preferring justice to injustice. THRASYMACHUS: And how am I to convince you, he said, if you are not already convinced by what I have just said; what more can I do for you? Would you have me put the proof bodily into your souls? Plato
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Even the gods love jokes. Plato
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If the study of all these sciences which we have enumerated, should ever bring us to their mutual association and relationship, and teach us the nature of the ties which bind them together, I believe that the diligent treatment of them will forward the objects which we have in view, and that the labor, which otherwise would be fruitless, will be well bestowed. Plato
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All learning is in the learner, not the teacher. Plato
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A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things. Plato
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In good speaking, should not the mind of the speaker know the truth of the matter about which he is to speak. Plato
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Whereas the truth is that the State in which the rulers are most reluctant to govern is always the best and most quietly governed, and the State in which they are most eager, the worst. Plato
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All thought begins with the recognition that something is out of place. Plato
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... our purpose in founding our state was not to promote the happiness of a single class, but, so far as possible, of the whole community. Our idea was that we were most likely to justice in such a community, and so be able to decide the question we are trying to answer. We are therefore at the moment trying to construct what we think is a happy community by securing the happiness not of a select minority, but of a whole. Plato
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Pepper is small in quantity and great in virtue. Plato
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Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Plato
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We are bound to our bodies like an oyster to its shell. Plato
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May I deem the wise man rich, and may I have such a portion of gold as none but a prudent man can either bear or employ. Plato
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When man is not properly trained, he is the most savage animal on the face of the globe. Plato
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Seek truth while you are young, for if you do not, it will later escape your grasp Plato
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Take a look around, then, and see that none of the uninitiated are listening. Now by the uninitiated I mean the people who believe in nothing but what they can grasp in their hands, and who will not allow that action or generation or anything invisible can have real existence. Plato
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For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. Plato
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Your silence gives consent. Plato
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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
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It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other. Plato
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Philosophy is the highest music. Plato
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Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation. Plato
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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. Plato
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If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals. Plato
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No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern. Plato
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Much sleep is not required by nature, either for our souls or bodies, or for the action in which they are concerned. Plato
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'That is the story. Do you think there is any way of making them believe it?' ' Not in the first generation', he said, 'but you might succeed with the second and later generations.' Plato
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A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. Plato
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Much more wretched than lackof health inthe body, it is to dwell with a soul that is not healthy, but corrupt. Plato
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Socrates isguilty of corrupting the minds of the young, and of believing indeities of his own invention instead of the gods recognized by the state. Plato
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Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history. Plato
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In every succession of life and death, you will do and suffer what like may fitly suffer at the hands of like. This is the justice of heaven. Plato
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Conversion is not implanting eyes, for they exist already; but giving them a right direction, which they have not Plato
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And yet the artist will go on with his work without knowing in some way if any of his representations are sound or unsound. The artist knows nothing worth mentioning about the subjects he represents, and that art is a form of play, not to be taken seriously. Plato
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There is no such thing as a lover's oath. Plato
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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato
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Poverty doesn't come because of the decrease of wealth but because of the increase of desires. Plato
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It's like this, I think: the excellence of a good body doesn't make the soul good, but the other way around: the excellence of a good soul makes the body as good as it can be. Plato
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Wise men speak because they have something to say Plato
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It seems to me that whatever else is beautiful apart from asbsolute beauty is beautiful because it partakes of that absolute beauty, and for no other reason. Do you accept this kind of causality? Plato
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May not the wolf, as the proverb says, claim a hearing? Plato
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All wars are fought for the sake of getting money. Plato
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Now nothing can be more important than that the work of a soldier should be well done. Plato
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He who advises a sick man, whose manner of life is prejudicial to health, is clearly bound first of all to change his patient's manner of life. Plato
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True opinions are a fine thing and do all sorts of good so long as they stay in their place; but they will not stay long. They run away from a man's mind, so they are not worth much until you tether them by working out the reason. Once they are tied down, they become knowledge, and are stable. Plato
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A work well begun is half-ended. Plato
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Knowledge is the rediscovering of our own insight. Plato
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Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another. Plato
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Mathematics is like draughts in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state. Plato
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I can show you that the art of calculation has to do with odd and even numbers in their numerical relations to themselves and to each other. Plato
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Those who have a natural talent for calculation are generally quick-witted at every other kind of knowledge; and even the dull, if they have had an arithmetical training, although they may derive no other advantage from it, always become much quicker than they would have been. Plato
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The greatest penalty of evil-doing is to grow into the likeness of a bad man. Plato
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Let nobody speak mischief of anybody. Plato
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These, then, will be some of the features of democracy... it will be, in all likelihood, an agreeable, lawless, parti-colored commonwealth, dealing with all alike on a footing of equality, whether they be really equal or not. Plato
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The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself. Plato
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No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth. Plato
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Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils - no, nor the human race, as I believe - and then only will this our State have a possibility of life and behold the light of day. Plato
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Worthy of honor is he who does no injustice, and more than twofold honor, if he not only does no injustice himself, but hinders others from doing any. Plato
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He who is of a calm and happy nature, will hardly feel the pressure of age Plato
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Do not expect justice where might is right. Plato
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Homosexuality is regarded as shameful by barbarians and by those who live under despotic governments just as philosophy is regarded as shameful by them, because it is apparently not in the interest of such rulers to have great ideas engendered in their subjects, or powerful friendships or passionate love - all of which homosexuality is particularly apt to produce. Plato
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Time on its back bears all things far away - Full many a challenge is wrought by many a day - Shape, fortune, name, and nature all decay Plato
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They assembled together and dedicated these as the first-fruits of their love to Apollo in his Delphic temple, inscribing there those maxims which are on every tongue- 'know thyselP and 'Nothing overmuch.' Plato
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