Plato Quotes

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

When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income. – Plato

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. – Plato

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being. – Plato

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them. – Plato

The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death. – Plato

Courage is knowing what not to fear. – Plato

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

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. – Plato

Knowledge is the food of the soul. – Plato

Education is teaching our children to desire the right things. – Plato

Time is the moving image of reality. – Plato

The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings. – Plato

Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools, because they have to say something. – Plato

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. – Plato

Ideas are the source of all things. – Plato

Those who tell the stories rule society. – Plato

Philosophy is the highest music. – Plato

There is truth in wine and children. – Plato

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. – Plato

The measure of a man is what he does with power. – Plato

He whom loves touches not walks in darkness. – Plato

I’m trying to think, don’t confuse me with facts. – Plato

All is flux, nothing stays still. – Plato

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. – Plato

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. – Plato

Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil. – Plato

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. – Plato

One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. – Plato

A dog has the soul of a philosopher. – Plato

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

All I really know is the extent of my own ignorance. – Plato

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. – Plato

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. – Plato

Love is a serious mental disease. – Plato

Nothing beautiful without struggle. – Plato

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

No human thing is of serious importance. – Plato

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. – Plato

Love‘ is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete. – Plato

Only the dead have seen the end of war. – Plato

He was a wise man who invented God. – 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

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. – Plato

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

No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself. – Plato

You should not honor men more than truth. – Plato

True friendship can exist only between equals. – Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work. – Plato

Man is a being in search of meaning. – Plato

The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful. – Plato

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. – Plato

Necessity is the mother of invention. – Plato

Books are immortal sons defying their sires. – Plato

A house that has a library in it has a soul. – Plato

The first and best victory is to conquer self. – Plato

Death is not the worst that can happen to men. – Plato

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

The greatest wealth is to live content with little. – Plato

Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another. – Plato

Character is simply habit long continued. – Plato

For this feeling of wonder shows that you are a philosopher, since wonder is the only beginning of philosophy. – Plato

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. – Plato

Writing is the geometry of the soul. – Plato

No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education. – Plato

Love is the pursuit of the whole. – Plato – Plato

People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. – Plato

There is in every one of us, even those who seem to be most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild, and lawless. – Plato

An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers. – Plato

Love is simply the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole. – Plato

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. – Plato