Plato Quotes and Sayings

Plato Greek author & philosopher in Athens (427 BC - 347 BC)

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

You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters. ~Plato

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

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. ~Plato

Necessity, who is the mother of invention. ~Plato

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. ~Plato

They certainly give very strange names to diseases. ~Plato

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. ~Plato

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

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

Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. ~Plato

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. ~Plato