Best Plato quotes to motivate you

Plato was an Athenian Philosopher during the classical period in ancient Greece. He is widely considered the pivotal figure in the history of Ancient Greek and Western philosophy, along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle. His philosophies have got millions of followers around the world.  Plato was considered an accomplished teacher of mathematics. Here are some of the best Plato quotes that will inspire you.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

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

“The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.”

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”

“good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws”

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

“Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.”

“Those who tell the stories rule society.”

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

“There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.”

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

“You should not honor men more than truth.”

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

“When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.”

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“The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.”

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”

“Death is not the worst that can happen to men.”

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”

“An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.”

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“Character is simply habit long continued.”

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. ”

“There is in every one of us, even those who seem to be most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild, and lawless.”

“The first and best victory is to conquer self”

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“No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself”

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life”

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being”

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