Plato Quotes

Every king springs from a race of slaves, and every slave had kings among his ancestors.

Pleasure is the bait of sin.

Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded.

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.

Every man is a poet when he is in love.

What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.

Life must be lived as play.

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.