Plato quotes

Plato was a greek philosopher, born around 500 years B.C. He was friend with Socrates and Aristotle – They were both greek philosophers. You can read Socrates quotes and Aristotle quotes on our site. Plato made alot of quotes, and his teacher was Socrates. Plato’s quotes are about other people’s life, how they should live – behavior and wise quotes. He also made some quotes about ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Music’

Plato Quotes

  • “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”
  • “Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.”
  • “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
  • “A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”
  • “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
  • “Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”
  • “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.”
  • “The measure of a man is what he does with power.”
  • “Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.”
  • “Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.”
  • “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.”

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  • “People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.”
  • “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.”
  • “The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.”
  • “There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.”
  • “Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.”
  • “The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.”
  • “Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.”
  • “There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.”
  • “There’s a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.”
  • “To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume that your silence gives consent.”
  • “The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.”
  • “Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.”