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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 427 BC
Date of Death: 347 BC




 

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When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
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There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
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Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
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Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
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Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.
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It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn.
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No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
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He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
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The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
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Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
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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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Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
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We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
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Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
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To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.
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Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
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They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
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Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
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Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
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The wisest have the most authority.
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He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
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Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
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Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
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