Plato Quotes

Plato Quotes

Various quotes by the Greek philosopher Plato.

Plato was a student of Socrates and a mentor to Aristotle. He also founded the Academy in Athens, the first higher learning institution in the Western world.

Plato Quotes

The learning and knowledge that we have is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant. -Plato

For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. -Plato

He was a wise man who invented beer. -Plato

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

Love is a serious mental illness. -Plato

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

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

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. -Plato

Death is not the worst thing that can happen to men. -Plato

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. -Plato

There is an ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry. -Plato

No human thing is of serious importance. -Plato

Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul. -Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work. -Plato

The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings. -Plato

Rhetoric, it seems, is a producer of persuasion for belief, not for instruction in the matter of right and wrong. -Plato

The hour of our departure has arrived, and we go our ways- I to die, and  you to live. Which is better only God knows. -Plato

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