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Plato Quotes

  • ''The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Sophist, 254 A....
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  • ''I shall assume that your silence gives consent.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Cratylus, 435 B....
  • ''To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Statesman, 264 B....
  • ''You cannot go into the same water twice.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Cratylus, 402 A....
  • ''Philosophy begins in wonder.''
    Plato (427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Text: Theaetetus 155d, trans. by Jowett.
  • ''There is an ancient saying that, "Hard is the knowledge of the good."''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Cratylus, 384 A....
  • ''Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Theatetus, 187 E....
  • ''No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Crito, 45 D....
  • ''To think truly is noble and to be deceived is base.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Theatetus, 194 C....
  • ''Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.''
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Definitions, 415 A....

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Best Poem of Plato

Love Asleep

We reached the grove's deep shadow and there found
Cythera's son in sleep's sweet fetters bound;
Looking like ruddy apples on their tree;
No quiver and no bended bow had he;
These were suspended on a leafy spray.
Himself in cups of roses cradled lay,
Smiling in sleep; while from their flight in air,
The brown bees to his soft lips made repair,
To ply their waxen task and leave their honey there.

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Neath This Tall Pine

Neath this tall pine,
That to the zephyr sways and murmurs low,
Mayst thou recline,
While near thee cooling waters flow.
This flute of mine
Shall pipe the softest song it knows to sing,
And to thy charmèd eyelids sleep will bring.

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