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

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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.

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    23

    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.

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    25

    The first and the best victory is to conquer self.

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    24

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

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    21

    Truth is its own reward.

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    36

    Love is a serious mental disease.

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    22

    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.

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    16

    Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.

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    119
    13

    I have good hope that there is something after death.

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    122
    17

    Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

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    113
    14

    We are twice armed if we fight with faith.

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    Lea Tammi added

    Only the dead have seen the end of war.

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    14

    At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

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    81
    10

    Man is a being in search of meaning.

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    83
    12

    All learning has an emotional base.

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    10

    The beginning is the most important part of the work.

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    10

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

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    8

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

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    11

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

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

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    Necessity, who is the mother of invention.

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    61
    13

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

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