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Plato

BC 427-BC 347. Greek philosopher.

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It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
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Love is a serious mental disease.
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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.
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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
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Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.
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Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
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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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Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.
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The people always have 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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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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