Plato

 
 
Plato, a man of noble birth and deeds-  
Socrates conquered his life.  
The words of his guide highly ever he preached.  
His brain, a naked knife.  
Through him his youth revealed an athlete great.  
To him utterly owes  
Philosophy and the budding minds of today.  
Fearless, ever he glows.  
The deathless day that brought his soul on earth  
Appeared in secret again,  
To close his diamond eyes and bind the world  
With sombre ceaseless pain.

Excerpt from Philosopher-Thinkers: The Power-Towers Of The Mind And Poet-Seers: The Fragrance-Hours Of The Heart In The West by Sri Chinmoy.

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Wisdom of Plato

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

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He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

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The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.

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The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

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The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.

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The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

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