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50 Plato Quotes On Love, Music And Democracy

Plato, one of the most powerful humans known, was an Athenian Philosopher during the classical period in Ancient Greece, this man found the platonist school of thought and the Academy. Plato quotes will help you feel inspired and motivated about life and successes. Life is all about risks and doing things you are afraid to do, this is the only way to succeed and continue on in life. 

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50 Plato Quotes

  1. “The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.” Plato
  2. Thinking – the talking of the soul with itself.” Plato
  3. “Better to complete a small task well, than to do much imperfectly.” Plato
  4. “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato

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

  6. “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
  7. “Love is born into every human being; it calls back the halves of our original nature together; it tries to make one out of two and heal the wound of human nature.” Plato
  8. “Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.” Plato
  9. “Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” Plato
  10. “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

  11. “Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” Plato
  12. “An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.” Plato
  13. “No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.” Plato
  14. “Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” Plato
  15. “Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.” Plato

  16. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” Plato
  17. “A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” Plato
  18. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Plato
  19. “I’m trying to think, don’t confuse me with facts.” Plato
  20. “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

  21. “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
  22. “Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Plato
  23. “The one who learns and learns and doesn’t practice is like the one who plows and plows and never plants.”Plato
  24. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” Plato
  25. “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” Plato

  26. “There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.” Plato
  27. “The excessive increase in anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.” Plato
  28. “Excellent things are rare.” Plato
  29. “Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” Plato
  30. “The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine.” Plato

  31. “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
  32. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” Plato
  33. “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” Plato
  34. “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
  35. “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” Plato

  36. “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
  37. “Courage is knowing what not to fear.” Plato
  38. “Courage is a kind of salvation.” Plato
  39. “Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” Plato
  40. “Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom.” Plato

  41. “If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.” Plato
  42. “And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.” Plato
  43. “Complacent ignorance is the most lethal sickness of the soul.” Plato
  44. “Reality is created by the mind, we can change our reality by changing our mind.” Plato
  45. “We are twice armed if we fight with faith.” Plato

  46. “Everything that deceives may be said to enchant.” Plato
  47. “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” Plato
  48. “He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.” Plato
  49. “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” Plato
  50. “Time is the moving image of Eternity.” Plato

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