Best Plato Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Plato Quotes

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

 

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.

 

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.

 

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

 

Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.

 

Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly. 

 

Courage is a kind of salvation.

 

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

 

Death is not the worst that can happen to men. 

 

Democracy passes into despotism.

 

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

 

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.

 

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. 

 

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

 

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.

 

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

 

I would fain grow old learning many things.

 

If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. 

 

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice. It is right to give every man his due.

 

 

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.

 

Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.

 

Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.

 

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. Knowledge is true opinion.

 

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

 

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.

 

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

 

Life must be lived as play.

 

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

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