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  • #1
    Plato
    “There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.”
    Plato


  • #2
    Plato
    “You're my Star, a stargazer too,
    and I wish that I were Heaven,
    with a billion eyes to look at you!”
    Plato
    tags: love


  • #3
    Plato
    “People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.”
    Plato


  • #4
    Plato
    “…if a man can be properly said to love something, it must be clear that he feels affection for it as a whole, and does not love part of it to the exclusion of the rest.”
    Plato, The Republic and Other Works
    tags: love


  • #5
    Plato
    “According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.”
    Plato, The Symposium


  • #6
    Plato
    “Then the lover, who is true and no counterfeit, must of necessity be loved by his love.”
    Plato


  • #7
    Plato
    “True opinions are a fine thing and do all sorts of good so long as they stay in their place; but they will not stay long. They run away from a man's mind, so they are not worth much until you tether them by working out the reason. Once they are tied down, they become knowledge, and are stable.”
    Plato


  • #8
    Plato
    “All learning has an emotional base.”
    Plato


  • #9
    Plato
    “If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls; they will cease to exercise memory because they rely on that which is written, calling things to remembrance no longer from within themselves, but by means of external marks. What you have discovered is a recipe not for memory, but for reminder. And it is no true wisdom that you offer your disciples, but only its semblance, for by telling them of many things without teaching them you will make them seem to know much, while for the most part they know nothing, and as men filled, not with wisdom, but with the conceit of wisdom, they will be a burden to their fellows.”
    Plato, Phaedrus


  • #10
    Plato
    “Men of Athens, I honor and love you; but I shall obey God rather than you, and while I have life and strength I shall never cease from the practice and teaching of philosophy... Understand that I shall never alter my ways, not even if I have to die many times.”
    Plato, Apology of Socrates: An Interpretation with a New Translation


  • #11
    Plato
    “The evil never attains to any real friendship, either with good or evil.”
    Plato


  • #12
    Plato
    “They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. -Plato, philosopher (427-347 BCE)”
    Plato


  • #13
    Socrates
    “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
    Socrates


  • #14
    Socrates
    “If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”
    Socrates


  • #15
    Socrates
    “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”
    Socrates


  • #16
    Socrates
    “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
    Socrates


  • #17
    Socrates
    “Every action has its pleasures and its price.”
    Socrates


  • #18
    Socrates
    “I examined the poets, and I look on them as people whose talent overawes both themselves and others, people who present themselves as wise men and are taken as such, when they are nothing of the sort.

    From poets, I moved to artists. No one was more ignorant about the arts than I; no one was more convinced that artists possessed really beautiful secrets. However, I noticed that their condition was no better than that of the poets and that both of them have the same misconceptions. Because the most skillful among them excel in their specialty, they look upon themselves as the wisest of men. In my eyes, this presumption completely tarnished their knowledge. As a result, putting myself in the place of the oracle and asking myself what I would prefer to be — what I was or what they were, to know what they have learned or to know that I know nothing — I replied to myself and to the god: I wish to remain who I am.

    We do not know — neither the sophists, nor the orators, nor the artists, nor I— what the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are. But there is this difference between us: although these people know nothing, they all believe they know something; whereas, I, if I know nothing, at least have no doubts about it. As a result, all this superiority in wisdom which the oracle has attributed to me reduces itself to the single point that I am strongly convinced that I am ignorant of what I do not know.”
    Socrates


  • #19
    Socrates
    “Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.”
    Socrates


  • #20
    Socrates
    “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”
    Socrates


  • #21
    Socrates
    “Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”
    Socrates


  • #22
    Socrates
    “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”
    Socrates


  • #23
    Socrates
    “From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.”
    Socrates


  • #24
    Socrates
    “I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within. ”
    Socrates


  • #25
    Aristotle
    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
    Aristotle, Metaphysics


  • #26
    Aristotle
    “Hope is a waking dream.”
    Aristotle


  • #27
    Aristotle
    “Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.”
    Aristotle


  • #28
    Aristotle
    “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
    Aristotle


  • #29
    Aristotle
    “No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”
    Aristotle


  • #30
    Aristotle
    “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
    Aristotle




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