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  • Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
    (Plato)

  • I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
    (Plato)

  • We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
    (Plato)

  • Is it not also true that no physician, in so far as he is a physician, considers or enjoins what is for the physician's interest, but that all seek the good of their patients For we have agreed that a physician strictly so called, is a ruler of bodies, and not a maker of money, have we not
    (Plato)

  • Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
    (Plato)


  • What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.
    (Plato)

  • Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted
    (Plato)

  • The plight of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil man.
    (Plato)

  • To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.
    (Plato)

  • Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
    (Plato)

  • If one has made a mistake, and fails to correct it, one has made a greater mistake.
    (Plato)

  • Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
    (Plato)

  • The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
    (Plato)

  • Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
    (Plato)

  • Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
    (Plato)


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