Quotes by Plato

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

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

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
– Plato

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

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

When men speak ill of thee, live so that nobody will believe them.
– Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

Necessity is the mother of invention.
– Plato

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

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
– Plato

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

Truth should be highly valued.
– Plato

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

Character is simply habit long continued.
– Plato

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

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
– Plato

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
– Plato

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
– Plato

Pleasure is the bait of sin.
– Plato

He was a wise man who invented God.
– Plato

Great is the issue at stake, greater than appears, whether a man is to be good or bad. And what will any one be profited if, under the influence of money or power, he neglect justice and virtue?
– Plato

Let each one of us leave every other kind of knowledge and seek and follow one thing only, if peradventure he may be able to learn and find some one who will make him able to learn and discern between good and evil, and so to choose always and everywhere the better life as he has opportunity.
– Plato

To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.
– Plato

The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
– Plato

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