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Plato’s “The Republic” Quotes (20 Quotes)


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  • Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.
    (Plato, "The Republic")

  • The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
    (Plato, "The Republic")

  • The man who finds that in the course of his life he has done a lot of wrong often wakes up at night in terror, like a child with a nightmare, and his life is full of foreboding: but the man who is conscious of no wrongdoing is filled with cheerfulness and with the comfort of old age.
    (Plato, "The Republic")

  • The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.
    (Plato, "The Republic")

  • The philosopher whose dealings are with divine order himself acquires the characteristics of order and divinity.
    (Plato, "The Republic")



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