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

Plato on progress

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.

Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.

Plato on love

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. Improve the World Through Music.

Plato on music

Love is a serious mental disease.

Plato on love

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

Plato on opinion

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

Plato on inspirational
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No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.

The first and the best victory is to conquer self.

Plato on control

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.

Plato on music

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

Plato on wisdom

Man is a being in search of meaning.

Plato on humanity

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

Plato on act

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

Plato on compassion
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Those who tell the stories rule society.

About Plato

Name Plato
Quotes 196 quotes
Nationality Greek
Profession Philosopher
Birthday 427 BC
About Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.
Top topics life, state, love, evil, education

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

Plato on accident

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.

Plato on beauty

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber

Plato on politics

A well begun is half ended.

Plato on actions

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 on forgiveness

All learning has an emotional base.

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

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.

Plato on constitutions

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

Plato on apathy

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato on planning

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.

Plato on master

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.

Plato on psychology

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

Plato on worry
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Courage is knowing what not to fear.

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

Plato on wisdom

The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.

Plato on community

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

Plato on character

Courage is a kind of salvation.

Plato on courage

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato on love

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

Plato on truth
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Your silence gives consent.

Necessity... the mother of invention.

Plato on invention

Thinking: The talking of the soul with itself.

Plato on thought

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.

Plato on science

The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine.

Plato on divine

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

Plato on men

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.

Plato on revolution
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The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.

Honesty is for the most par less profitable than dishonesty.

Plato on honesty

Your silence gives consent.

Plato on consent

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

Plato on fools

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

Plato on education

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

Plato on dead

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

Plato on crime

Self conquest is the greatest of victories.

Plato on victory

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

Plato on anger

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

Plato on awake

He who is of 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 on age

It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.

Plato on astronomy

There is truth in wine and children

Plato on aphorism

Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences.

Plato on science

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

Plato on philosophy