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Plato Quotes on Nature (5 Quotes)


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  • And whenever any one informs us that he has found a man who knows all the arts, and all things else that anybody knows, and every single thing with a higher degree of accuracy than any other man -whoever tells us this, I think that we can only imagine him to be a simple creature who is likely to have been deceived by some wizard or actor whom he met, and whom he thought all-knowing, because he himself was unable to analyze the nature of knowledge and ignorance and imitation.
    (Plato, "The Republic")

  • Medicine is an art, and attends to the nature and constitution of the patient, and has principles of action And reason in each case.
    (Plato)

  • Time carries off all things wouldst thou exchange - Name, looks, nature, luck Just give time full range
    (Plato)

  • If the study of all these sciences which we have enumerated, should ever bring us to their mutual association and relationship, and teach us the nature of the ties which bind them together, I believe that the diligent treatment of them will forward the objects which we have in view, and that the labor, which otherwise would be fruitless, will be well bestowed.
    (Plato)

  • 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)



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