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The Best Life Quotes-Twenty Great Plato Quotations

Updated on June 27, 2012

Plato

One of the most renowned of all the great Greek philosophers Plato is arguably the single most important of all the great philosophers and certainly the most innovative of the ancient Greek thinkers.

Plato was the middle philosopher, a disciple of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. Here are my favourite Plato quotes.

All Quotes and Quotations.

Plato Quotations

Writing is the Geometry of the Soul.

For a state in which the law is respected,democracy is the worst form of the government, but if the law is not respected it is the best.

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

The god is beautiful.

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.

 Let no one ignorant of mathematics enter here.

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

I think a man's duty is to find out where the truth is, or if he cannot,at least best possible human doctrine and the hardest to disprove, and to ride on this like a raft over the waters of life.

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

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death

We see many instances of cities going down like sinking ships to their destruction. There have been such wrecks in the past and there surely will be others in the future, caused by the wickedness of captains and crews alike. For these are guilty men, whose sin is supreme ignorance of what matters most.

Poets utter great and wise things, which they themselves do not understand.

Wonder is what the philosopher endures mos;for there is no other beginning of philosophy than this.

Serious things cannot be understood without laughable things, nor opposites at all without opposites.

 Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Mathematics is like draughts in being suitable for the young, not to difficult,amusing and without peril to the state.

The greatest wealth is to live content with little

democracy passes into despotism.

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many. 

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.

Let me know if you have your own favourite Socrates quotes.

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