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Plato (427-348 BC) was a very important classical Greek philosopher. He was a student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle.

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The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.


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Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.


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He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.


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


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Love is a serious mental disease.


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At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.


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For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.


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The greatest wealth is to live content with little.


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There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.


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


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


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Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.


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Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.


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


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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.


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


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


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Courage is knowing what not to fear.


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The measure of a man is what he does with power.


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Philosophy is the highest music.


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The beginning is the most important part of the work.


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The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.


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Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.


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As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.

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