Plato Quotes (111 quotations)

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1. ...Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded... - Plato

2. 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. - Plato

3. All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. - Plato

4. Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation. - Plato

5. As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have least with are the greatest babblers. - Plato

6. Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. - Plato

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

8. Attention to health is life greatest hindrance. - Plato

9. Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance. - Plato

10. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Plato

11. Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Plato

12. But, my dearest Agathon, it is truth which you cannot contradict; you can without any difficulty contradict Socrates. - Plato

13. Courage is a kind of salvation. - Plato

14. Courage is knowing what not to fear. - Plato

15. Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom. - Plato

16. Death is not the worst than can happen to men. - Plato

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

18. Democracy passes into despotism. - Plato

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

20. Everything that deceives may be said to enchant. - Plato

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

22. False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. - Plato

23. For this invention of yours will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn it, by causing them to neglect their memory, inasmuch as, from their confidence in writing, they will recollect by the external aid of foreign symbols, and not by the internal use of their own faculties. Your discovery, therefore, is a medicine not for memory, but for recollection-for recalling to, not for keeping in mind. - Plato

24. Friends have all things in common. - Plato

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

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