Latest Plato Quotes

The seen is the changing, the unseen is the unchanging.

Men of sound sense have Law for their god, but men without sense Pleasure.

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.

Anything worth knowing is already known and must be remembered and reclaimed by the soul.

Each citizen should play his part in the community according to his individual gifts.

Man was not made for himself alone

The good is the beautiful.

Avoid compulsion and let early education be a matter of amusement. Young children learn by games; compulsory education cannot remain in the soul.

The more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation.

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

My plainness of speech makes people hate me, and what is their hatred but a proof that I am speaking the truth.

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.

Courage is a kind of salvation.

A wise ignorance is an essential part of knowledge.

The most beautiful motion is that which accomplishes the greatest results with the least amount of effort.

I prefer nothing, unless it is true.

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

All thought begins with the recognition that something is out of place.

Man is a being in search of meaning.

The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being

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

Wonder is the beginning of the desire to know the beautiful and the good.

The good man is the only excellent musician, because he gives forth a perfect harmony not with a lyre or other instrument but with the whole of his life.

Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any.

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

In order to seek one's own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life.

The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge.

Love is a serious mental disease.

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

At the touch of love, everyone is a poet.

The noblest of all studies is the study of what man is and of what life he should live.

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.

The wise man will want to be ever with him who is better than himself.

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.

Where love reigns, there's no need for laws.

Knowledge is the rediscovering of our own insight.

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

Life should be lived as play.

True friendship can exist only between equals.

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

People too smart to get involved in politics are doomed to live in societies run by people who aren't.

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.

Money-makers are tiresome company, as they have no standard but cash value.

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.

Better to be unborn than untaught, for ignorance is the root of all misfortune.

Better to complete a small task well, than to do much imperfectly.

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul

The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics.

A house that has a library in it has a soul.

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

All learning is in the learner, not the teacher.

Knowledge of the soul is the only universal truth and the only wisdom - all other knowledge is transient.

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

More will be accomplished, and better, and with more ease, if every man does what he is best fitted to do, and nothing else.

Don't quarrel with your parents even if you are on the right.

To do injustice is the greatest of all evils.

Nothing ever is, everything is becoming.

All knowledge is but remembrance.

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The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge. - Plato  download
Knowledge of the soul is the only universal truth and the only wisdom - all other knowledge is transient. - Plato  download
People too smart to get involved in politics are doomed to live in societies run by people who aren't. - Plato  download
I prefer nothing, unless it is true. - Plato  download
Democracy leads to anarchy, which is mob rule. - Plato  download
Better to complete a small task well, than to do much imperfectly. - Plato  download
A wise ignorance is an essential part of knowledge. - Plato  download
In an honest man there is always something of a child. - Plato  download
A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something. - Plato  download
More will be accomplished, and better, and with more ease, if every man does what he is best fitted to do, and nothing else. - Plato  download
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things. - Plato  download
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. - Plato  download
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being - Plato  download
The first and the best victory is to conquer self. - Plato  download
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. - Plato  download
The wrong use of a thing is far worse than the non-use. - Plato  download
A house that has a library in it has a soul. - Plato  download
Don't force your children into your ways, for they were created for a time different from your own. - Plato  download
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. - Plato  download
The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics. - Plato  download

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