Plato quotes

Plato

Plato was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece, and an influential figure in philosophy, central in Western philosophy. Plato is one of the world’s best known and most widely read and studied philosophers. He was the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle, and he wrote in the middle of the fourth century B.C.E. in ancient Greece.

Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.

Love is a serious mental disease.

No evil can happen to a good man, neither in life nor after death.

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

You should not honor men more than truth.

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

Let every man remind their descendants that they also are soldiers who must not desert the ranks of their ancestors, or from cowardice fall behind.

There is no harm in repeating a good thing.

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.

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

Friends have all things in common.

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.

The greatest penalty of evildoing is to grow into the likeness of bad men.

Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away… A man should wait, and not take his own life until God summons him

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

God is not the author of all things, but of good only.

The gods are not magicians who transform themselves; neither do they deceive mankind in any way.

Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.

Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.

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About the alchemist

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense. ~Rumi
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5 Responses to Plato quotes

  1. Joxua Luxor says:

    excellent quotes, you might be interested in my piece, TORAH EXPLAINED FOR ATHEISTS PART 3. RABBI BA’AL SHIVAH

  2. Oh -really enjoyed this. Thank you.

  3. Plato the comic! I did not know. “Love is a serious mental disease”. Hilarious.
    And, the realist: “Only the dead have seen the end of war”.

    I enjoyed reading your post of Platonic quotes.

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