Top 25 Plato Quotes - Life and Philosophy


"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."

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."

"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."

"The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile."

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

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

"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life."

"We are twice armed if we fight with faith."

"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others." 

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

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

"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others."

"The greatest wealth is to live content with little."

"Opinions is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."

"Thinking – the talking of the soul with itself." 

"Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another."

"Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man."

"Ignorance, the root and steam of all evil." 

"Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences."

"We do not learn, and what we call learning is only a process of recollection." 

"Attention to health if life’s greatest hindrance."

"Courage is knowing what not to fear." 

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

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

"The measure of a man is what he does with power."

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




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