Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BCE) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato's entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years.

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Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.

Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind for thus the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.

It is right to give every man his due.

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.

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

There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.

We do not learn, and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.

Any man may easily do harm but not every man can do good to another.

To go to the world below having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice is the last and worst of all the evils.

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

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?

To suffer the penalty of too much haste which is too little speed.

It is a common saying and in everybody's mouth that life is but a sojourn.

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat which is the combat of life and greater than every other earthly conflict.

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

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

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.

Philosophy is the highest music.

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