Plato Greatest Quotes

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Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition.

01


Necessity is the mother of invention.

02


Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

03


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

04


Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.

05


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

06


Love is a serious mental disease.

07


I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

08


Only dead men have seen the end of war.

09


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

10


Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.

11


I'm trying to think, don't confuse me with facts.

12


There is truth in wine and children

13


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

14


Those who tell the stories rule society.

15


Courage is knowing what not to fear.

16


You should not honor men more than truth.

17


Necessity is the mother of invention.

18


Death is not the worst that can happen to men.