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60 Masterpieces Plato Quotes about Love, Life and Soul

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60 Masterpieces Plato Quotes about Love, Life and Soul

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1.  “The first and best victory is to conquer self.” — Plato

2. “The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.” — Plato

3. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” — Plato

4. “The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.” — Plato

5. “No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself” — Plato

6. “You’re my Star, a stargazer too, and I wish that I were Heaven, with a billion eyes to look at you!” — Plato

7. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” — Plato

8. “There should exist among the citizens neither extreme poverty nor again excessive wealth, for both are productive of great evil.” — Plato

9. “There is truth in wine and children.” — Plato

10. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” — Plato

11. “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” — Plato

12. “A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” — Plato

12. “To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one’s own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.” — Plato

14. “No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.” — Plato

15. “In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these means, man can attain perfection.” — Plato

60 Masterpieces Plato Quotes about Love, Life and Soul
60 Masterpieces Plato Quotes about Love, Life and Soul

Plato Quotes

16. “He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.” — Plato

17. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” — Plato

18. “The wise man will want to be ever with him who is better than himself.” — Plato

19. “Character is simply habit long continued.” — Plato

20. “The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” — Plato

21. “Those who tell the stories rule society.” — Plato

22. “According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” — Plato

23. “Necessity is the mother of invention.” — Plato

24. “Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.” — Plato

25. “Courage is knowing what not to fear.” — Plato

26. “I’m trying to think, don’t confuse me with facts.” — Plato

27. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” — Plato

28. “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” — Plato

29. “The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.” — Plato

30. 50. “Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.” — Plato

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

32. “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being.” — Plato

33. “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” — Plato

34. “Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” — Plato

35. “A house that has a library in it has a soul.” — Plato

60 Masterpieces Plato Quotes about Love, Life and Soul
60 Masterpieces Plato Quotes about Love, Life and Soul
60 Masterpieces Plato Quotes about Love, Life and Soul

36. “Philosophy is the highest music.” — Plato

37. “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

38. “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

39. “Happiness springs from doing good and helping others.” — Plato

40. “No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.” — Plato

41. “Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.” — Plato

42. “The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings.” — Plato

43. “When men speak ill of thee, live so that nobody will believe them.” — Plato

44. “Love is a serious mental disease.” — Plato

45. “The true lover of knowledge naturally strives for truth, and is not content with common opinion, but soars with undimmed and unwearied passion till he grasps the essential nature of things.” — Plato

46. “The worst form of injustice is pretended justice.” — Plato

47. “An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.” — Plato

48. “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” — Plato

49. “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood let alone believed by the masses.” — Plato

50. “You should not honor men more than truth.” — Plato

51. “Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” — Plato

52. “Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” — Plato

53. “He was a wise man who invented God.” — Plato

54. “There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.” — Plato

55. “The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.” — Plato

56. “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” — Plato

57. “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” — Plato

58. “Death is not the worst that can happen to men.” — Plato

59. “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” — Plato

60. “Geometry existed before creation.” — Plato

60 Masterpieces Plato Quotes about Love, Life and Soul

 

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