10 Plato Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Plato was a Greek philosopher during the 5th century B.C. He was a student of Socrates and later taught Aristotle. Plato is considered the founder of Western political philosophy. His famous contribution is the theory of forms known by pure reason in which Plato presents a solution to the problem of universals known as Platonism.

Below are some of his quotes that will change your perception in life.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato

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. – Plato

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

Human behavior flows from three main sources; desire, emotion, and knowledge. – Plato

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

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. – Plato

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. – Plato

One of the penalties for refusing to participate i politics is that you end up being governed by inferiors. – Plato

Opinions is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. – Plato

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

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