Knowledge unqualified is knowledge simply of something learned.

Plato

Plato

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek


Knowledge unqualified is knowledge simply of something learned. Plato

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It is no good for rulers if the people they rule cherish ambitions for themselves or form strong bonds of friendship with one another.

Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.

He said: Who then are the true philosophers? Those, I said, who are lovers of the vision of truth. That is also good, he said; but I should like to know what you mean? To.

The rhetorician need not know the truth about things; he has only to discover some way of persuading the ignorant that he has more knowledge than those who know.

The wisest have the most authority.

All learning has an emotional base.

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.

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

The first care of the rulers is to be education, of which an outline is drawn after the old Hellenic model, providing only for an improved religion and morality, and more simplicity in music and gymnastic, a manlier strain of poetry, and greater harmony of the individual and the State.

Those who practice philosophy in the right way are in training for dying and they fear death least of all men.

Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.

But I speak in this vehement manner, as I must frankly confess to you, because I want to hear from you the opposite side; and I would ask you to show not only the superiority which justice has over injustice, but what effect they have on the possessor of them which makes the one to be a good and the other an evil to him.

Yet as the proverb says, 'In vino veritas,' whether with boys, or without them (In allusion to two proverbs.); and therefore I must speak.