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.


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

Plato

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.     

Plato

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.     

Plato

Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.     

Plato

The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.     

Plato

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.     

Plato

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.     

Plato

Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.     

Plato

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.     

Plato

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

Plato

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.     

Plato

Do not train boys to learning by force and harshness, but lead them by what amuses them, so that they may better discover the bent of their minds.     

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

Education in music is most sovereign because more than anything else rhythm and harmony find their way to the innermost soul and take strongest hold upon it     

Plato

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.     

Plato

Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education.     

Plato

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

Plato

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

Plato

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

Plato

The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.     

Plato

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

Plato

The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.     

Plato

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.     

Plato

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

Plato

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

Plato

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

Plato

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.     

Plato

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

Plato

The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.     

Plato

To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.     

Plato