50 Plato Quotes Love & Music

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Read 50 motivational Plato quotes and sayings on love, education and music. He was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. Here we share top 50 quotes by Plato. He was also
founder of the Platonist school of thought.

1. Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

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2. 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.

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3. A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.

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

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5. He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.

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6. Democracy passes into despotism.

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7. Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.

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

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

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10. If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.

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11. Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

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12. The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

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13. Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

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14. Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.

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15. No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

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16. For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.

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17. We are twice armed if we fight with faith.

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18. Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

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19. No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.

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20. Love is a serious mental disease.

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21. The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.

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22. No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.

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23. Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.

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24. When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.

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25. For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.

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26. Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

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27. This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.

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28. Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.

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29. Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child.

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30. Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.

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

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32. Life must be lived as play.

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33. Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

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34. It is a common saying, and in everybody’s mouth, that life is but a sojourn.

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35. Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.

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36. Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.

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37. No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

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38. Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.

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39. As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.

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40. Necessity… the mother of invention.

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41. The wisest have the most authority.

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42. To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.

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43. The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine.

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44. One man cannot practice many arts with success.

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45. There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.

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46. Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.

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47. Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.

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48. If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals.

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49. The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.

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50. I would fain grow old learning many things.

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