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Plato Quotes

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*Special Plato quotes

Plato (428/427 BC – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, who, together with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy.

Plato was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world.

Let’s start with the magnificent Plato quotes:

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

-Plato

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.”

-Plato

“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.”

-Plato

“Thinking: The talking of the soul with itself.”

-Plato

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

-Plato

“Life must be lived as play.”

-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

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

-Plato

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

-Plato

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”

-Plato

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

-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

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

-Plato

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.”

-Plato

“Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.”

-Plato

“If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.”

-Plato

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

-Plato

“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.”

-Plato

“No human thing is of serious importance.”

-Plato

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

-Plato

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