A List of Famous Plato Quotes Quotations

A List of Famous Plato Quotes

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This list of quotes from Plato features all the best Plato quotes on various subjects, from love to philosophy, and more. The Plato quotations list below is sorted by popularity, so only the best quotes are at the top of the list. Enjoy these sayings coined by Plato. A Classical Greek philosopher, Plato was noted for his wisdom and intellect. He also founded the Academy in Athens, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in history. As a result, quotes by Plato are read and studied the world over.

From Plato love quotes to that Plato music quote on the tip of your tongue, you'll find all his notable sayings and excerpts on any topic here. Given his field, there are may philosophy quotes from Plato on this list, among Plato quotes on education, politics, and democracy as well. Read on to learn more about this highly important figure and maybe even memorize one of the Plato famous quotes listed below to impress your friends and expand your mind.

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    We can easily forgive a child ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list A List of Famous Plato Quotes

    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

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    Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato

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    The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. Plato

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    Truth is its own reward. Plato

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    Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. Plato

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    The first and the best victory is to conquer self. Plato

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    Opinion is the medium between ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list A List of Famous Plato Quotes

    Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. Plato

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    In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one. Plato

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    Thinking is the talking of the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list A List of Famous Plato Quotes

    Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. Plato

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    I have good hope that there is something after death. Plato

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    Love is a serious mental disease. Plato

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

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    All learning has an emotional base. Plato

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    Man is a being in search of meaning. Plato

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    Only the dead have seen the en... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list A List of Famous Plato Quotes

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    Only the dead have seen the end of war.

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    At the touch of love, everyone... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list A List of Famous Plato Quotes

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

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    We are twice armed if we fight with faith. Plato

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

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    The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery. Plato

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    music gives a soul to the univ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list A List of Famous Plato Quotes

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    music gives a soul to the universe, Wings to the mind, and Flight to the imagination, and Life to Everything...

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

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

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    They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. Plato

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

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    Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.

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    Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves or their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others. Plato

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    Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many. Plato

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    Honesty is for the most par less profitable than dishonesty. Plato

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    Man is a two-legged animal without feathers. Plato

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

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    For just as poets love their own works, and fathers their own children, in the same way those who have created a fortune value their money, not merely for its uses, like other persons, but because it is their own production. This makes them moreover disagreeable companions, because they will praise nothing but riches. Plato

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    A house that has a library in it has a soul.

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    Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune. Plato

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

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    The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.

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

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    Self conquest is the greatest of victories. Plato

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    Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil. Plato

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    Even the gods love jokes. Plato

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    When a beautiful soul harmonizes with a beautiful form, and the two are cast in one mould, that will be the fairest of sights to him who has the eye to contemplate the vision.

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    Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences. Plato

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    Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. Plato

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

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    There are few people so stubborn in their atheism who when danger is pressing in will not acknowledge the divine power. Plato

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    The wisest have the most authority. Plato

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

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    States are as the men, they grow out of human characters. Plato

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

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    All learning is in the learner, not the teacher.

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    Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike. Plato

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