Plato Quotes

plato quotes
Plato Quotes
Plato was a classical Greek philosopher, mathematician and student of Socarates and founder of first higher learning academy in Athens. Here I have compiled down all of the best Plato Quotes, hope you like them and share them with your friends.

A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.
Plato

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
Plato

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

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Plato

Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Plato

Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Plato

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

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Plato

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Plato

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
Plato

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

He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
Plato

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

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
Plato

If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals.
Plato

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
Plato

It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
Plato

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Plato

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Plato

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Plato

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Plato

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Plato

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

Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
Plato

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

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
Plato

Science is nothing but perception.
Plato

The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.
Plato

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

The good is the beautiful.
Plato

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.
Plato

The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state.
Plato

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

There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
Plato

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Plato

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

The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
Plato

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

The wisest have the most authority.
Plato

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

There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
Plato

This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Plato

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.
Plato

Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.
Plato

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
Plato

We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
Plato

Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
Plato

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
Plato

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
Plato

Your silence gives consent
Plato

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