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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 who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato
2
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato
3
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
4
The first and the best victory is to conquer self. Plato
5
The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. Plato
6
Love is a serious mental disease. Plato
7
Truth is its own reward. Plato
8
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
9
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. Plato
10
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. Plato
11
I have good hope that there is something after death. Plato
12
We are twice armed if we fight with faith. Plato
13
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. Plato
14
All learning has an emotional base. Plato
15
Lea Tammi added Only the dead have seen the end of war.
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Man is a being in search of meaning. Plato
17
The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato
18
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it. Plato
19
The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery. Plato
20
They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. Plato
21
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. Plato
22
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. Plato
23
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. Plato
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JamesPaulBurns added music gives a soul to the universe, Wings to the mind, and Flight to the imagination, and Life to Everything...
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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