The Republic Plato Quotes

The Republic Plato

Greek author & philosopher in Athens (427 BC - 347 BC)

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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.

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When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.

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Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.

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The beginning is the most important part of the work.

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Everything that deceives may be said to enchant.

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Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.

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The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.

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

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I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.

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Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

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The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.

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There are three arts which are concerned with all things: one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them.

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The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.

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The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government is to live under the government of worse men.

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Necessity, who is the mother of invention.

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The beginning is the most important part of the work.

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Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

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Necessity, who is the mother of invention.

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