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Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
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
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
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Plato
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
Plato
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
Plato
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Plato
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
Plato
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
Plato
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
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Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.
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Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
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The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
Plato
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
Plato
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Plato
Necessity... the mother of invention.
Plato
To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.
Plato
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
Plato
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