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  • Democracy passes into despotism.
    (Plato)

  • This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
    (Plato)

  • Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
    (Plato)

  • The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
    (Plato)

  • The life that is unexamined is not worth living.
    (Plato)


  • The excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
    (Plato)

  • When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
    (Plato)

  • The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.
    (Plato)

  • Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
    (Plato)

  • Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
    (Plato)

  • Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
    (Plato)

  • One man cannot practice many arts with success.
    (Plato)

  • The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics
    (Plato)

  • Perfect wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it and temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.
    (Plato)

  • He whom love touches not walks in darkness.
    (Plato)


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