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

Plato on progress
707

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
378

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
232

Love is a serious mental disease.

Plato on love
223

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

Plato on opinion
190

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

Plato on inspirational
173
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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
162

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

Plato on music
115

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

Plato on wisdom
71

Man is a being in search of meaning.

Plato on humanity
64

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
54

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

Plato on compassion
46
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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
45

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

Plato on beauty
39

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

Plato on politics
38

A well begun is half ended.

Plato on actions
36

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
29

All learning has an emotional base.

Plato on learning
28
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At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.

Plato on constitutions
23

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

Plato on apathy
23

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato on planning
23

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

Plato on master
19

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.

Plato on psychology
16

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

Plato on worry
15
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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
15

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

Plato on community
15

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

Plato on character
14

Courage is a kind of salvation.

Plato on courage
14

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato on love
12

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

Plato on truth
12
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Your silence gives consent.

Necessity... the mother of invention.

Plato on invention
12

Thinking: The talking of the soul with itself.

Plato on thought
11

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

Plato on science
11

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

Plato on divine
11

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

Plato on men
11

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

Plato on revolution
11
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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
10

Your silence gives consent.

Plato on consent
10

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

Plato on fools
10

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

Plato on education
10

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

Plato on dead
10

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

Plato on crime
10

Self conquest is the greatest of victories.

Plato on victory
10

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

Plato on anger
9

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
9

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
9

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
8

There is truth in wine and children

Plato on aphorism
8

Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences.

Plato on science
8

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

Plato on philosophy
8