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  • Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.
    (Plato)

  • States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.
    (Plato)

  • Health, beauty, vigor, riches, and all the other things called goods, operate equally as evils to the vicious and unjust, as they do as benefits to the just.
    (Plato)

  • The beginning is the most important part of the work.
    (Plato)

  • I find it pretty tiresome personally, and I feel sorry that my friends should think they're being very busy when they're really doing absolutely nothing. Of course, I know your idea of me you think I'm just a poor unfortunate, and I shouldn't wonder if your right. But then I don't THINK that you're unfortunate - I know you are.
    (Plato)


  • As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.
    (Plato)

  • Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
    (Plato)

  • The noblest of all studies is the study of what man is and of what life he should live.
    (Plato)

  • Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
    (Plato)

  • 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)

  • Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
    (Plato)

  • Science is nothing but perception.
    (Plato)

  • The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.
    (Plato)

  • Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
    (Plato)

  • To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.
    (Plato)


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