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 is one of the world’s best known, widely read and studied, philosophers. The student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle, Plato wrote in the middle of the fourth century B.C.E. while residing in ancient Greece.

Plato’s middle to later works, including his most famous work, the Republic, are regarded as providing Plato’s own philosophy, in that the main character in speaks for Plato himself. His work blends ethics, political philosophy, moral psychology, epistemology, and metaphysics into an interconnected and systematic philosophy.

Not only did he bring us the Republic, he brought us the legend that is Atlantis and endless other gems of knowledge. His works are truly timeless and out of them we have been gifted with a myriad of resonating quotes. Those listed below are just a small sample.

 

12 Famous Philosophical Quotes By Plato

 

1.”For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.” – Plato

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

2.”He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.” – Plato

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

3.”I a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.” – Plato

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

4.”Life must be lived as play.” – Plato

Life must be lived as play.

5.”No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.” – Plato

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.

6.”Only the dead have seen the end of the war.” – Plato

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

7.”Opinions is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” – Plato

Opinions is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

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

Plato

9.”The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

10.”There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” – Plato

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

11.”Thinking – the talking of the soul with itself.” – Plato

Thinking - the talking of the soul with itself.

12.”We do not learn, and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.” – Plato

We do not learn, and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.

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