Agathon Quotes

Who is Agathon?

Agathon was an Athenian tragic poet whose works have been lost. He is best known for his appearance in Plato's Symposium.


Best 8 Quotes by Agathon

“Art is in love with luck, and luck with art.”

Agathon

“Even a god cannot change the past.”

Agathon

“Every ruler must remember three things. Firstly, that he rules man; secondly, that he rules according to law, and thirdly, that he does not rule for ever.”

Agathon

“It is probable that many things should happen contrary to probability.”

Agathon

“Of this alone, even a god is deprived, the power of making things that are past never to have been.”

Agathon

“The improvement of the mind improves the heart and corrects the understanding.”

Agathon

“There are some vile and contemptible men who, allowing themselves to be conquered by misfortune, seek a refuge in death.”

Agathon

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“This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.”

Agathon

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