Life must be lived as play.
More Quotes from Plato:As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.
Philosophy is an elegant thing, if anyone modestly meddles with it but if they are conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts them.
Moderation, which consists in an indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
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.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
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Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
The usefulness of a meeting rises with the square of the number of people present.
Indeed, if our ancestors of millions of years ago hadn't learned how to care for one another and hunt in packs, they'd all have ended up being eaten by leopards.