Listen to episode 334 of the Inspirational Living Podcast: The Best of Plato | Inspirational Philosophy. Edited and adapted from the works of Plato.
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Today’s reading was edited and adapted from the Greek philosopher Plato.
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”
“Wise people speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men and women are afraid of the light.”
“No matter how hard you fight the darkness, every light casts a shadow, and the closer you get to the light, the darker that shadow becomes.”
“The price good people pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil politicians.”
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to education by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of their own genius.”
“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.”
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
“Courage is knowing what not to fear….Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.”