Quotes > Plato Quotes > The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.


The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.

- Plato





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.

- Plato



Courage is a kind of salvation.

- Plato



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.

- Plato



Love is a serious mental disease.

- Plato



Courage is knowing what not to fear

- Plato



Your silence gives consent.

- Plato



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

- Plato



Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

- Plato



The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.

- Plato



Only the dead have seen the end of war.

- Plato



Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.

- Plato