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Plato Quotes

Old, but famous inspirational Plato quotes and sayings. While these sayings and quotes were said many years ago, the wisdom of Platos words still apply today. Plato was born in 427BC and was a Greek Philosopher. Interesting how this famous man was born so many years ago but his inspirational words still have application today. We hope you enjoy the quotes and sayings!


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

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

You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
Plato

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Plato

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.
Plato

People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
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

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

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

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily.
Plato

Never discourage anyone.....who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Plato

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

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

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Plato

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
Plato

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
Plato

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

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

Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Plato

Friends have all things in common.
Plato

Necessity, who is the mother of invention.
Plato

Courage is a kind of salvation.
Plato

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Plato

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Plato

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Plato

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
Plato

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

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
Plato

Life must be lived as play.
Plato

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

Nothing ever is, but is always becoming.
Plato

The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and objectionable.
Plato

How can you prove if we are currently sleeping and our thoughts are a dream, or if we are awake and talking to each other in the waking state?
Plato



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