Top 10 Quotes by Plato

Plato

Herein is the evil of ignorance, that he who is neither good nor wise is nevertheless satisfied with himself: he had no desire for that of which he feels no want.

Plato
Necessity... the mother of invention. P
Plato

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

Plato
Democracy does not contain any force which will check the constant tendency to put more and more on the public payroll. The state is like a hive of bees in which the drones display, multiply and starve the workers so the idlers will consume the food and the workers will perish.
Plato

So the nature required to make a really noble Guardian of our commonwealth will be swift and strong, spirited, and philosophic.

Plato
Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
Plato

Because, unlike courage and wisdom, which made our state brave and wise by being present in a particular part of it, discipline operates by being diffused throughout the whole of it. It produces a concord between its strongest and weakest and middle elements, whether you define them by the standard of good sense, or of strength, or of numbers or money or the like. And so we are quite justified in regarding discipline as this sort of natural harmony and agreement between higher and lower about which of them is to rule in state and individual.

Plato
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Plato

The whole life of the philosopher is a preparation for death.

Plato
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.