15 Quotes by Plato

Quotes by PlatoYou’ll probably know dear reader that Plato was another of the great philosophers of Classical Greece.

He was taught by Socrates and his most famous student was Aristotle.

Plato is widely considered to be the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, so he was both important and influential.

Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, his entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years.

The quotes attributed to Plato are certainly words of wisdom, so consider them carefully whenever you have the time.

To help you, here are 15 quotes by Plato guaranteed to make you think.

Quotes by Plato:

  1. Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. ~Plato
  2. The measure of a man is what he does with power. ~Plato
  3. Only the dead have seen the end of the war. ~Plato
  4. The greatest wealth is to live content with little. ~Plato
  5. He who is not a good servant will not be a good master. ~Plato
  6. If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. ~Plato
  7. Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. ~Plato
  8. Human behaviour flows from three main sources; desire, emotion and knowledge. ~Plato
  9. No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education. ~Plato
  10. You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. ~Plato
  11. Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. ~Plato
  12. Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. ~Plato
  13. Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the law. ~Plato
  14. One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by inferiors. ~Plato
  15. There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honour, and lovers of gain. ~Plato

Further Reading:

If this post whetted your appetite to learn more about Plato’s philosophy then why not add Plato Complete Works by Plato, with translation by Benjamin Jowett, to your personal library.

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