Plato was a philosopher from the classical period of ancient Greece. Many of his quotes revolve around the subjects of love, politics, justice and democracy.
Not only did he have a fantastic beard than even hipsters would be jealous of, but he was the founder of the Platonist school of thought.
Below are some of the best quotes from Plato.
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He who does not desire power is fit to hold it.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.
Welcome out of the cave, my friend. It's a bit colder out here, but the stars are just beautiful.
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow... even if that someone is yourself!
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind, yet the mind and the body are one and should not be treated separately!
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.
Reality is created by the mind, we can change our reality by changing our mind.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
He who is of a calm and happy nature, will hardly feel the pressure of age.
Be kind. Every person you meet is fighting a difficult battle.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
You should not honour men more than truth.
Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Don't force your children into your ways, for they were created for a time different from your own.
When man is not properly trained, he is the most savage animal on the face of the globe.
The right question is usually more important than the right answer.
When you feel grateful, you become great, and eventually attract great things.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
Wisest is he who knows what he does not know.
The noblest of all studies is the study of what man is and of what life he should live.
No one ever dies an atheist.
Poverty doesn't come because of the decrease of wealth but because of the increase of desires.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Nothing ever is, everything is becoming.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The one who learns and learns and doesn't practice is like the one who plows and plows and never plants.
Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.