Plato (427 BC- 347 BC) quotes


  • A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
  • Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
  • As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.
  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
  • Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
  • He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
  • Neccesity, the mother of invention.
  • No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
  • Only the dead have seen the end of war.
  • The measure of a man is what he does with power.
  • The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
  • Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
  • Your silence gives consent.

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