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Plato Quotes and Sayings

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

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

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

 

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
- Plato

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

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

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Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
- Plato

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

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

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

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- Plato

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

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

Music and rhythm find their way
into the secret places of the soul.
- Plato

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

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

We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can;
and to fly away is to become like God,
as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy,
just, and wise.
- Plato

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
- Plato

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
- Plato

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

We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that
the fictions which children first hear should be adapted
in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
- Plato

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

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

I would fain grow old learning many things.
- 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

No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
- Plato

Democracy passes into despotism.
- Plato

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
- Plato

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

Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
- Plato

Man - a being in search of meaning.
- Plato

Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
- Plato

Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
- Plato

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
- Plato

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

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
- Plato

Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
- Plato

You can discover more about a person in an hour of
play than in a year of conversation.
- Plato

Courage is a kind of salvation.
- Plato

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand,
but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
- Plato

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

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

For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
- Plato

Those who intend on becoming great should love neither
themselves nor their own things,
but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
- Plato

To go to the world below, having a soul which is like
a vessel full of injustice,
is the last and worst of all the evils.
- Plato

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

When a Benefit is wrongly conferred,
the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.
- Plato

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

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

Love is a serious mental disease.
- Plato

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
- Plato

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to
take part in the government,
is to live under the government of worse men.
- Plato

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

Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents,
happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
- Plato

Cunning...
is but the low mimic of wisdom.
- Plato

The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.
- Plato

The wisest have the most authority.
- Plato

Every heart sings a song, incomplete,
until another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato

Apply yourself both now and in the next life.
Without effort, you cannot be prosperous.
Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant
crop without cultivation.
- Plato

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

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

As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.
- Plato

He was a wise man who invented beer.
- Plato

Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard,
becomes a second time a child.
- Plato

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

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


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