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Plato, The Republic Quotes: "The worst type of man behaves as badly in his waking life as some men do in their dreams."

The worst type of man behaves as badly in his waking life as some men do in their dreams.




Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Either we shall find what it is we are seeking or at least we shall free ourselves from the persuasion that we know what we do not know."

Either we shall find what it is we are seeking or at least we shall free ourselves from the persuasion that we know what we do not know.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom when the passions relax their hold, then, as Sophocles says, we are free from the grasp, not of one mad master only, but of many."

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom when the passions relax their hold, then, as Sophocles says, we are free from the grasp, not of one mad master only, but of many.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "The tools that would teach men their own use would be beyond price."

The tools that would teach men their own use would be beyond price.




Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Those who don't know must learn from those who do."

Those who don't know must learn from those who do.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Justice is useful when money is useless."

Justice is useful when money is useless.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "But I don't think we shall quarrel about a word - the subject of our inquiry is too important for that."

But I don't think we shall quarrel about a word - the subject of our inquiry is too important for that.




Plato, The Republic Quotes: "If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things."

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "What is honored in a culture gets cultivated there."

What is honored in a culture gets cultivated there.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing."

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery."

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "You take the words in the sense which is most damaging to the argument."

You take the words in the sense which is most damaging to the argument.




Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul."

Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "It is only just that anything that grows up on its own should feel it has nothing to repay for an upbringing which it owes no one."

It is only just that anything that grows up on its own should feel it has nothing to repay for an upbringing which it owes no one.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age. But to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden."

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age. But to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Then we shan’t regard anyone as a lover of knowledge or wisdom who is fussy about what he studies…"

Then we shan’t regard anyone as a lover of knowledge or wisdom who is fussy about what he studies…



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance"

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "The philosopher whose dealings are with divine order himself acquires the characteristics of order and divinity."

The philosopher whose dealings are with divine order himself acquires the characteristics of order and divinity.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Physical excellence does not of itself produce a good mind and character: on the other hand, excellence of mind and character will make the best of the physique it is given."

Physical excellence does not of itself produce a good mind and character: on the other hand, excellence of mind and character will make the best of the physique it is given.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Money-makers are tiresome company, as they have no standard but cash value."

Money-makers are tiresome company, as they have no standard but cash value.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself."

The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Haven't you noticed that opinion without knowledge is always a poor thing? At the best it is blind—isn't anyone who holds a true opinion without understanding like a blind man on the right road?"

Haven't you noticed that opinion without knowledge is always a poor thing? At the best it is blind—isn't anyone who holds a true opinion without understanding like a blind man on the right road?



Plato, The Republic Quotes: "Have you ever sensed that our soul is immortal and never dies?"

Have you ever sensed that our soul is immortal and never dies?