427-347 BC, Greek Philosopher
A well begun is half ended.
Plato – [Action]
All learning has an emotional base.
Plato – [Learning]
All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
Plato – [Professions and Professionals]
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 – [Cities and City Life]
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
Plato – [Love]
Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
Plato – [Health]
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.
Plato – [Beauty]
Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.
Plato – [Democracy]
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Plato – [Dictators and Dictatorship]
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Plato – [Teachers and Teaching]
Even the gods love jokes.
Plato – [Humor]
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Plato – [Excess]
For just as poets love their own works, and fathers their own children, in the same way those who have created a fortune value their money, not merely for its uses, like other persons, but because it is their own production. This makes them moreover disagreeable companions, because they will praise nothing but riches.
Plato – [Riches]
For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.
Plato – [Music]
He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
Plato – [Anger]
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato – [Crime and Criminals]
He who is of a 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 – [Age and Aging]
Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
Plato – [Ancestry]
Honesty is for the most par less profitable than dishonesty.
Plato – [Honesty]
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 – [Conflict]