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The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.Plato (428-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Quoted in Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Eloquence," Society and Solitude (1870).
Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 344 C....
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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 (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Glaucon, in The Republic, bk. 7, sect. 529. Socrates disagreed: "It seems to me that astronomy, as now handled by those who embark on philosophy, positively makes the soul look downwards."
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Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. The Republic, bk. 2, sct. 5.
Much sleep is not required by nature, either for our souls or bodies, or for the actions in which they are concerned.Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 808 B....
There is no harm in repeating a good thing.Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 754 C....
Let brother help brother.Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 362 D....
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And may we not say, Adeimantus, that the most gifted minds, when they are ill- educated, become the worst?Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 491 E....
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 358 c....
Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child.Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 646 A....
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