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.

All things are in fate, yet all things are not decreed by fate. Plato
He who is of a 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
Thinking is the soul talking to itself. Plato
Can we devise one of those lies—the kind which crop up as the occasion demands, which we were talking about not so long ago—so that with a single noble lie we can indoctrinate the rulers themselves, preferably, but at least the rest of the community? Plato
He who is of a 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 direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. Plato
Be kind, for every man you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. Plato
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato
Why, a dog, when he sees a stranger, is angry; when an acquaintance he welcomes him, although the one has never done him any harm, not the other any good. Plato
Of all the animals, the boy is most unmanageable. Plato
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future. Plato
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way. Plato
He who is of a calm and happy nature, will hardly feel the pressure of age Plato
It is perfectly certain that the soul is immortal and imperishable, and our souls will actually exist in another world. Plato
Rhetoric is the art of persuading the minds of men. Plato
There will be no end to the troubles of states,Or of humanity itself,Till philosophers become kings in this world,Or till those we now call kings and rulers really And truly become philosophers Plato