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PLATO (ORIGINALLY ARISTOCLES}
Greek philosopher
(c. 427 BC - 347 BC)
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Those who reproach injustice do so because they are afraid not of doing it but of suffering it.
      - Republic [Injustice]

Those having lamps will pass them on to others.
      - Republic (328) [Light]

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
      - The Republic (bk. II, sec. V) [Poets]

Love will make men dare to die for their beloved--love alone; and women as well as men.
      - The Symposium [Love]

Wonder [said Socrates] is very much the affection of a philosopher; for there is no other beginning of philosophy than this.
      - Theoetetus (XXXII), (Cary's translation)
        [Wonder]

Would that I were the heaven, that I might be
  All full of love-lit eyes to gaze on thee.
      - To Stella,
        in "Anthologia Plata", vol. V, p. 317
        [Stars]

Fields and trees are not willing to teach me anything; but this can be effected by men residing in the city.
      - Works (vol. III, The Phaedrus) [Cities]


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