Plato Quotes by Plato, Bertrand Russell, Rebecca Goldstein, Jonathan Swift, Honorius Augustodunensis, Carl Jung and many others.
They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.
In spreading his ideas, Plato was willing to employ emotional appeals, state propaganda, and the use of force.
Honesty is for the most par less profitable than dishonesty.
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
And what is it, according to Plato, that philosophy is supposed to do? Nothing less than to render violence to our sense of ourselves and our world, our sense of ourselves in the world.
Though Diogenes lived in a tub, there might be, for aught I know, as much pride under his rags, as in the fine-spun garments of the divine Plato.
Aristotle’s metaphysics, roughly speaking, may be described as Plato diluted by common sense. He is difficult because Plato and common sense do not mix easily.
How is the soul profited by the strife of Hector, the arguments of Plato, the poems of Virgil, or the elegies of Ovid, who, with others like them, are now gnashing their teeth in the prison of the infernal Babylon, under the cruet tyranny of Pluto?
Let no one ignorant of Mathematics enter here.
Plato’s world of ideas is beautiful.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher. Nobody guesses, nobody accuses, nobody knows, but there you are, Plato in the peonies, Socrates force-growing his own hemlock. A man toting a sack of blood manure across his lawn is kin to Atlas letting the world spin easy on his shoulder.
I found university a little dispiriting. I thought I would enter the great halls of Plato, but instead I entered the halls of an intellectual sausage factory. I wanted to do something not on the main course, and chose the environment.
To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.