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  • That a guardian should require another guardian to take care of him is ridiculous indeed.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 403 E....
  • For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 424 A....

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  • The excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 563 E....
  • Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 564 A....
  • On the threshold of old age.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 328 E....
  • The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 361 A....
  • No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man.... No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Socrates, in The Republic, bk. 7, sct. 536e.

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  • No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Apology, 41 C....

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  • You must train the children to their studies in a playful manner, and without any air of constraint, with the further object of discerning more readily the natural bent of their respective characters.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Socrates, in The Republic, bk. 7, sct. 537.

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  • Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 427 E....

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