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  • For that is, and ever will be, the best of sayings that the useful is the noble and the hurtful is the base
    (Plato)

  • People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
    (Plato)

  • Any city however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another.
    (Plato)

  • The wisest have the most authority.
    (Plato)

  • As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.
    (Plato)


  • I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
    (Plato)

  • To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous.
    (Plato)

  • Necessity, who is the mother of invention.
    (Plato)

  • Love is a serious mental disease.
    (Plato)

  • The greatest penalty of evildoing namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men.
    (Plato)

  • Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
    (Plato)

  • Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
    (Plato)

  • Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
    (Plato)

  • Time carries off all things wouldst thou exchange - Name, looks, nature, luck Just give time full range
    (Plato)

  • He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
    (Plato)


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