Plato Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Plato quotes, Plato sayings, and Plato proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

Plato

Do not train children to learning by force and 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

All learning has an emotional base.      

Plato

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens

Plato

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

Plato

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

Plato

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

Plato

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.     

Plato

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

Plato

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.     

Plato

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

Plato

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

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.

Plato

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.     

Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle

Plato

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.     

Plato

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.     

Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.     

Plato

Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.     

Plato

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.     

Plato

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

Plato

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

Plato

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.

Plato

He who is of a 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

He was a wise man who invented beer.

Plato

Desires are only the lack of something: and those who have the greatest desires are in a worse condition than those who have none, or very slight ones.     

Plato

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.     

Plato

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

Plato