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.

As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest blabbers. Plato
Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. Plato
The god, O men, seems to me to be really wise; and by his oracle to mean this, that the wisdom of this world is foolishness and of none effect. Plato
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. Plato
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. Plato
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato
The greatest privilege of a human life is to become a midwife to the awakening of the Soul in another person. Plato
To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed. Plato
Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder. 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
He who is not a good servant will not be a good master. Plato
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. Plato
Democracy leads to anarchy, which is mob rule. Plato
If a man be endowed with a generous mind, this is the best kind of nobility. Plato
The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction. Plato
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. Plato
The mere athlete becomes too much of a savage. Plato
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. Plato
Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. Plato
To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous. Plato
Wisdom is a blaze, kindled by a leaping spark. Plato
He who is not a good servant will not be a good master. Plato
We are bound to our bodies like an oyster to its shell. Plato
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. Plato
The tools which would teach men their own use would be beyond price. Plato
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. Plato
A delightful form of government, anarchic and motley, assigning a kind of equality indiscriminately to equals and unequals alike! Plato
Madness is a divine release of the soul from the yoke of custom and convention. Plato
From all wild beasts, a child is the most difficult to handle. Plato
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. Plato