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  • We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
    (Plato)

  • Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.
    (Plato)

  • Someday, in the distant future, our grandchildren's grandchildren will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge.
    (Plato)

  • Whether these matters are to be regarded as sport, or as earnest, we must not forget that this pleasure is held to have been granted by nature to male and female when conjoined for the work of procreation the crime of male with male, or female with
    (Plato)

  • Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
    (Plato)


  • Lord of Lords, grant us the good whether we pray for it or not, but evil keep from us, even though we pray for it.
    (Plato)

  • All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
    (Plato)

  • He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
    (Plato)

  • There is no harm in repeating a good thing.
    (Plato)

  • The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.
    (Plato)

  • All learning has an emotional base.
    (Plato)

  • Books are immortal sons deifying their sires.
    (Plato)

  • He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
    (Plato)

  • It is as expedient that a wicked man be punished as that a sick man be cured by a physician for all chastisement is a kind of medicine.
    (Plato)

  • When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
    (Plato)


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