Plato Quotes On Love, Democracy, Education, Politics, Life, Truth

Plato was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought, and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. This Plato quotes on love, democracy, education, politics, life, truth will inspire you.

Best Plato Quotes

  1. If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools. ~ Plato
  2. A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something. ~ Plato
  3. No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth. ~ Plato, Plato quotes on truth
  4. Reality is created by the mind, we can change our reality by changing our mind. ~ Plato
  5. “Be kind. Every person you meet
    is fighting a difficult battle.” ~ Plato
  6. Necessity is literally the mother of invention. ~ Plato
  7. Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. ~ Plato
  8. Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power become lovers of wisdom ~ Plato
  9. Perfect wisdom has four parts: Wisdom, the principle of doing things aright. Justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private. Fortitude, the principle of not fleeing danger, but meeting it. Temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately. ~ Plato
  10. The right question is usually more important than the right answer. ~ Plato
  11. Don’t force your children into your ways, for they were created for a time different from your own. ~ Plato
  12. Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. ~ Plato

  13. To begin is the most important part of any quest and by far the most courageous. ~ Plato
  14. To win over your bad self is the grandest and foremost of victories. ~ Plato
  15. Someday, in the distant future, our grandchildren’s grand-children will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge. ~ Plato
  16. Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood let alone believed by the masses. ~ Plato
  17. Music has the capacity to touch the innermost reaches of the soul and music gives flight to the imagination. ~ Plato
  18. The first and the best victory is to conquer self. ~ Plato
  19. The one who learns and learns and doesn’t practice is like the one who plows and plows and never plants. ~ Plato
  20. When you feel grateful, you become great and eventually attract great things. ~ Plato
  21. Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. ~ Plato
  22. Love is a madness produced by an unsatisfiable rational desire to understand the ultimate truth about the world. ~ Plato, Plato quotes on love
  23. The worst form of injustice is pretended justice. ~ Plato Quotes
  24. One cannot make a slave of a free person, for a free person is free even in a prison. ~ Plato
  25. A good decision is based on knowledge, and not on numbers. ~ Plato
  26. Poverty doesn’t come because of the decrease of wealth but because of the increase of desires. ~ Plato
  27. Thinking is the soul talking to itself. ~ Plato
  28. Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men. ~ Plato

  29. There is nothing so delightful as the hearing, or the speaking of truth. For this reason, there is no conversation so agreeable as that of the man of integrity, who hears without any intention to betray and speaks without any intention to deceive. ~ Plato
  30. The qualities which a man seeks in his beloved are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not. ~ Plato
  31. A dog has the soul of a philosopher. ~ Plato
  32. The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life. ~ Plato, Plato quotes on education
  33. Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. ~ Plato
  34. According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and ahead with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves. ~ Plato
  35. Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike. ~ Plato, Plato quotes on democracy
  36. The true lover of knowledge naturally strives for truth, and is not content with common opinion, but soars with undimmed and unwearied passion till he grasps the essential nature of things. ~ Plato
  37. God is not the author of all things, but of good only. ~ Plato
  38. All learning is in the learner, not the teacher. ~ Plato
  39. Complacent ignorance is the most lethal sickness of the soul ~ Plato
  40. The good man is the only excellent musician because he gives forth a perfect harmony not with a lyre or other instrument but with the whole of his life. ~ Plato
  41. You should not honor men more than truth. ~ Plato

  42. Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow… even if that someone is yourself! ~ Plato
  43. The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being. ~ Plato, Plato quotes on life
  44. The greatest privilege of a human life is to become a
    midwife to the awakening of the Soul in another person. ~ Plato
  45. “Excellence” is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice.
    We do not act “”rightly”” because we are “”excellent””,
    in fact we achieve “”excellence”” by acting “”rightly””.” ~ Plato
  46. False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. ~ Plato
  47. The souls of people, on their way to Earth-life, pass through a room full of lights; each takes a taper – often only a spark – to guide it in the dim country of this world. But some souls, by rare fortune, are detained longer – have time to grasp a handful of tapers, which they weave into a torch. These are the torch-bearers of humanity – its poets, seers, and saints, who lead and lift the race out of darkness, toward the light. They are the law-givers and saviors, the light-bringers, way-showers, and truth-tellers, and without them, humanity would lose its way in the dark. ~ Plato

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