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Plato Quotes: "Science is nothing but perception."

Science is nothing but perception.




Plato Quotes: "Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire emotion and knowledge."

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire emotion and knowledge.



Plato Quotes: "And yet even in reaching for the beautiful there is beauty, and also in suffering whatever it is that one suffers en route."

And yet even in reaching for the beautiful there is beauty, and also in suffering whatever it is that one suffers en route.



Plato Quotes: "Wealth ... and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence and the other of meanness and vicious-ness and both of discontent."

Wealth ... and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence and the other of meanness and vicious-ness and both of discontent.




Plato Quotes: "The life which is unexamined is not worth living."

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.



Plato Quotes: "There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot."

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.



Plato Quotes: "Be kind, because everyone is having a really hard time."

Be kind, because everyone is having a really hard time.




Plato Quotes: "A dog has the soul of a philosopher."

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.



Plato Quotes: "Necessity who is the mother of our invention."

Necessity who is the mother of our invention.



Plato Quotes: "Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them."

Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them.



Plato Quotes: "A good education is another name for happiness."

A good education is another name for happiness.



Plato Quotes: "Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand."

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




Plato Quotes: "The worst type of man behaves as badly in his waking life as some men do in their dreams."

The worst type of man behaves as badly in his waking life as some men do in their dreams.



Plato Quotes: "Only a philosopher's mind grows wings, since its memory always keeps it as close as possible to those realities by being close to which the gods are divine."

Only a philosopher's mind grows wings, since its memory always keeps it as close as possible to those realities by being close to which the gods are divine.



Plato Quotes: "No reproach for a person willing to give honorable service in the passion to become wise."

No reproach for a person willing to give honorable service in the passion to become wise.



Plato Quotes: "Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly."

Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.



Plato Quotes: "False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil."

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.




Plato Quotes: "Socrates: This man, on one hand, believes that he knows something, while not knowing [anything]. On the other hand, I – equally ignorant – do not believe [that I know anything]."

Socrates: This man, on one hand, believes that he knows something, while not knowing [anything]. On the other hand, I – equally ignorant – do not believe [that I know anything].



Plato Quotes: "Either we shall find what it is we are seeking or at least we shall free ourselves from the persuasion that we know what we do not know."

Either we shall find what it is we are seeking or at least we shall free ourselves from the persuasion that we know what we do not know.



Plato Quotes: "The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless."

The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.



Plato Quotes: "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.



Plato Quotes: "Writing is the geometry of the soul."

Writing is the geometry of the soul.



Plato Quotes: "Everybody makes excuses for themselves they wouldn't be prepared to make for other people."

Everybody makes excuses for themselves they wouldn't be prepared to make for other people.



Plato Quotes: "When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself."

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.



Plato Quotes: "Knowledge is the food of the soul."

Knowledge is the food of the soul.



Plato Quotes: "Philosophy is the highest music."

Philosophy is the highest music.



Plato Quotes: "Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom when the passions relax their hold, then, as Sophocles says, we are free from the grasp, not of one mad master only, but of many."

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom when the passions relax their hold, then, as Sophocles says, we are free from the grasp, not of one mad master only, but of many.



Plato Quotes: "The tools that would teach men their own use would be beyond price."

The tools that would teach men their own use would be beyond price.



Plato Quotes: "for the best possible state of your soul, as I say to you: Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively."

for the best possible state of your soul, as I say to you: Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively.



Plato Quotes: "let the speaker speak truly and the judge decide justly."

let the speaker speak truly and the judge decide justly.



Plato Quotes: "Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns."

Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.



Plato Quotes: "Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge."

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.



Plato Quotes: "a life without investigation is not worth living"

a life without investigation is not worth living



Plato Quotes: "A poet, you see, is a light thing, and winged and holy, and cannot compose before he gets inspiration and loses control of his senses and his reason has deserted him."

A poet, you see, is a light thing, and winged and holy, and cannot compose before he gets inspiration and loses control of his senses and his reason has deserted him.



Plato Quotes: "The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile."

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.



Plato Quotes: "We reveal ourselves in the metaphors we choose for depicting the cosmos in miniature."

We reveal ourselves in the metaphors we choose for depicting the cosmos in miniature.



Plato Quotes: "Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet."

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.



Plato Quotes: "Courage is a kind of salvation."

Courage is a kind of salvation.



Plato Quotes: "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.



Plato Quotes: "Those who don't know must learn from those who do."

Those who don't know must learn from those who do.



Plato Quotes: "Plato worried that philosophical writing would take the place of living conversations for which, in philosophy, there is no substitute."

Plato worried that philosophical writing would take the place of living conversations for which, in philosophy, there is no substitute.



Plato Quotes: "Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments."

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.



Plato Quotes: "Justice is useful when money is useless."

Justice is useful when money is useless.



Plato Quotes: "But I don't think we shall quarrel about a word - the subject of our inquiry is too important for that."

But I don't think we shall quarrel about a word - the subject of our inquiry is too important for that.



Plato Quotes: "The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.



Plato Quotes: "The god of love lives in a state of need. It is a need. It is an urge. It is a homeostatic imbalance. Like hunger and thirst, it's almost impossible to stamp out."

The god of love lives in a state of need. It is a need. It is an urge. It is a homeostatic imbalance. Like hunger and thirst, it's almost impossible to stamp out.



Plato Quotes: "Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.



Plato Quotes: "Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year for it is wrong to add fire to fire."

Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year for it is wrong to add fire to fire.