Plato Quotes




Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.Plato

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

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

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




Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.Plato

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.Plato

Love is a serious mental disease.Plato

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.Plato

Philosophy begins in wonder.Plato




Necessity… the mother of invention.Plato

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

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

This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.Plato

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.Plato

Life must be lived as play.Plato

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

He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.Plato

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.Plato

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.Plato

Man – a being in search of meaning.Plato

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.Plato

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

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.Plato

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