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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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All wars are fought for the sake of getting money. 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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A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. 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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Even the gods love jokes. 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Wise men speak because they have something to say 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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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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Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history. 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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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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Poverty doesn't come because of the decrease of wealth but because of the increase of desires. 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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The good, of course, is always beautiful, and the beautiful never lacks proportion. Plato
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A work well begun is half-ended. Plato
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Each citizen should play his part in the community according to his individual gifts. Plato
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for a poet is a light and winged thing, and holy, and never able to compose until he has become inspired, and is beside himself, and reason is no longer in him. Plato
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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
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The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life. Plato
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A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. Plato
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All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue. Plato
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He was a wise man who invented beer. Plato
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The measure of a man is what he does with power. Plato
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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. Plato
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No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education. Plato
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There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. Plato
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Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns. Plato
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He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. Plato
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Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment. Plato
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Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences. Plato
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The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine. Plato
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I would fain grow old learning many things. Plato
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Wealth is well known to be a great comforter. Plato
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