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  • ''Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Gorgias, 498 E....
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  • ''I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. The Republic, bk. 7, sct. 531e, trans. by Benjamin Jowett (1894).
  • ''To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Gorgias, 522 E....
  • ''To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to use falsehood, to deceive either enemies or their own citizens, for the good of the state: and no one else may meddle with this privilege.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. The Republic, bk. 3, sect. 389.
  • ''Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Gorgias, 730 B....
  • ''Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Gorgias, 846 D....
  • ''What I say is that "just" or "right" means nothing but what is in the interest of the stronger party.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Thrasymachus, in The Republic, bk. 1, sct. 338 (trans. by F.M. Cornford).
  • ''Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Gorgias, 489 A....
  • ''What essence is to generation, that truth is to belief.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Timacus, 29 C....
  • ''To do injustice is the greatest of all evils.''
    Plato (427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Gorgias 469c, trans. by Helmbold. This is a version of one of the famous "Socratic paradoxes," that it is better to suffer evil than to do it.

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Best Poem of Plato

To Stella

Thou gazest on the stars, my star!
Ah! would that I might be
Myself those skies with myriad eyes,
That I might gaze on thee.

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To Stella

Thou gazest on the stars, my star!
Ah! would that I might be
Myself those skies with myriad eyes,
That I might gaze on thee.

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