Plato - Page 2

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
– Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
– Plato

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
– Plato

Life must be lived as play.
– Plato

Love a grave mental disease.
– Plato

Love is a serious mental disease.
– Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
– Plato

Only the dead have seen the end of war.
– Plato

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.
– Plato

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
– Plato

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

Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
– Plato

A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
– Plato

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
– Plato

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
– Plato

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
– Plato

When the mind is thinking, it is talking to itself.
– Plato

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.
– Plato

Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.
– Plato

Numbers are the highest degree of knowledge. It is knowledge itself.
– Plato