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.


Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.     

Plato

Prefer diligence before idleness, unless you esteem rust above brightness.     

Plato

Complacent ignorance is the most lethal sickness of the soul.     

Plato

Plato feels that ethical abstinences and austerities are essential preconditions for the cleansing and opening of the eye of the soul.     

Plato

Abstinence is the surety of temperance     

Plato

Have you ever sensed that our soul is immortal and never dies?     

Plato

Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.     

Plato

Upon consideration of the central question of the moon's toughness there can be little doubt. It is hella tough.     

Plato

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.     

Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work.     

Plato

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.     

Plato

Many are the thyrsus-bearers, but few are the mystics.     

Plato

The wisest have the most authority.     

Plato

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

Plato

A man's duty is to find out where the truth is, or if he cannot, at least to take the best possible human doctrine and the hardest to disprove, and to ride on this like a raft over the waters of life.     

Plato

Haughtiness lives under the same roof with solitude.     

Plato

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

Plato

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.     

Plato

Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.     

Plato

Follow your dream as long as you live, do not lessen the time of following desire, for wasting time is an abomination of the spirit.     

Plato

The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.     

Plato

It is through geometry that one purifies the eye of the soul.     

Plato

Geometry will draw the soul toward truth and create the spirit of philosophy.     

Plato

Excellent things are rare.     

Plato

Harmony is a symphony, and symphony is an agreement; but an agreement of disagreements while they disagree there cannot be; you cannot harmonize that which disagrees.     

Plato

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.     

Plato

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow even if that someone is yourself!     

Plato

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.     

Plato

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

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

Plato