Aphorisms by author: Plato
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge, which is acquired under compulsion, obtains no hold on the mind.
By theme : Knowledge Philosophy
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Science is nothing but perception.
By theme : Feelings Science
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
By theme : Wisdom State Philosophy
No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
By theme : Evil Good Philosophy Death
The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
By theme : Philosophy Wisdom
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
By theme : Society State
If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
By theme : Education Men Women
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
By theme : Psychology Relations Wisdom
Love is a serious mental disease.
By theme : Health Love
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
By theme : Behavior Life
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
By theme : Death
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
By theme : Love
The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.
By theme : Person Politics
The qualities, which a man seeks in his beloved, are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not.
By theme : Knowledge Love Psychology
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
By theme : Behavior Person Society
Necessity is the mother of invention.
By theme : Science Society
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
By theme : Liberty Society
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
By theme : Death Good Life