Plato Quotes

Nothing is more unworthy of a wise man, or ought to trouble him more, than to have allowed more time for trifling, and useless things, than they deserved.

Plato

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.

Plato

Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away ... A man should wait, and not take his own life until God summons him.

Plato

Man - a being in search of meaning.

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

Kindness which is bestowed on the good is never lost.

Plato

The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.

Plato

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

Plato

What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose

Plato

By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.

Plato

Pleasure is the bait of sin.

Plato

For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation

Plato

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Plato

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

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul

Plato

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