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Plato

Greek philosopher; b. 427 BCE; d. 347 BCE  ·  6 aphorisms  ·  2 comments

Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist

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Comment#  ·   Fair (340 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.

Plato, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

Plato, The Republic, in Wisdom and Ignorance

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (1195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Plato, The Republic, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (916 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato, The Republic, in Work and Recreation

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Thinking is the soul talking to itself.

Plato, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (302 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

Plato, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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