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A List of Famous Plato Quotes

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A list of quotes from Plato. Here are the best Plato quotes on various subjects. The Plato quotations list is sorted by popularity, so only the best quotes are at the top of the list. Enjoy these sayings coined by Plato. You're able to copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends. If you want to expand your philosophical mind see our Sun Tzu quotes, Socrates quotes and knowledge quotes.
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    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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    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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    Love is a serious mental disease. 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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    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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    All learning has an emotional base. Plato

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    Truth is its own reward. Plato

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

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

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    We are twice armed if we fight with faith. Plato

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    Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. Plato

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

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    Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. Plato

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

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    The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery. 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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    Man is a two-legged animal without feathers. Plato

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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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    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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    A well begun is half ended. Plato

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    Man is a being in search of meaning. Plato

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

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    Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences. Plato

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

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    They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases. Plato

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

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    Let us describe the education of our men. What then is the education to be? Perhaps we could hardly find a better than that which the experience of the past has already discovered, which consists, I believe, in gymnastic, for the body, and music for the mind. Plato

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

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    Attention to health is life greatest hindrance. Plato

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

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

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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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    No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern. Plato

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    When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself. 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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    He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. Plato

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

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

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    The wisest have the most authority. Plato

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

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    In the world of knowledge, the essential Form of Good is the limit of our inquiries, and can barely be perceived; but, when perceived, we cannot help concluding that it is in every case the source of all that is bright and beautiful --in the visible world giving birth to light and its master, and in the intellectual world dispensing, immediately and with full authority, truth and reason --and that whosoever would act wisely, either in private or in public, must set this Form of Good before his eyes. Plato

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    All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else. 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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    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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    Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Plato

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    Even the gods love jokes. Plato

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    He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him. Plato

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