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“Necessity... the mother of invention. ”

— Plato

“ Love is a serious mental disease. ”

— Plato

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

— Plato

“Death is not the worst that can happen to men.”

— Plato

“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”

— Plato

“Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.”

— Plato

“Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil.”

— Plato

“Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.”

— Plato

“Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”

— Plato

“No human thing is of serious importance.”

— Plato

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

— Plato

“There is no such thing as a lover's oath.”

— Plato

“They certainly give very strange names to diseases.”

— Plato

“Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.”

— 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

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

— Plato

“No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.”

— Plato

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.”

— Plato

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”

— Plato

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. ”

— 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

“A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. ”

— Plato

“All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.”

— Plato

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. ”

— 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

“He was a wise man who invented beer.”

— Plato

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. ”

— 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. ”

— Plato

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”

— Plato

“Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another. ”

— Plato