12 Most Prophetic Quotes from Plato
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These days, it’s a challenge to stay on top of the latest developments in communications, marketing and social media. Turns out, though, some of the best writing goes way back… way, way back!
Take these quotes from Plato. They’re about 2,500 years old and are still relevant.
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1. “All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue”
2. “Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another”
3. “As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser”
4. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet”
5. “Courage is knowing what not to fear”
6. “Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly”
7. “Death is not the worst that can happen to men”
8. “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws”
9. “I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning”
10. “Life must be lived as play”
11. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to”
12. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light”
I wonder who from our era will be quoted two thousand years from now? Any thoughts?
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