Plato Quotes

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.

Plato

The wisest have the most authority.

Plato

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

Plato

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

Plato

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

Plato

Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.

Plato

People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.

Plato

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life? He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful? No indeed.

Plato

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

Plato

Man - a being in search of meaning.

Plato

If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals.

Plato

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

Plato

Knowledge is the food of the soul.

Plato

Conversion is not implanting eyes, for they exist already; but giving them a right direction, which they have not

Plato

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet

Plato

Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.

Plato

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