Quotations From PLATO

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  • Fly from the company of the wicked—fly and turn not back.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 854 C....

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  • [The Cretans have] more wit than words.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 641 E....
  • And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 313 C....

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  • He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 941 C....

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  • The only real ill-doing is the deprivation of knowledge.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 345 B....
  • As the proverb says, "a good beginning is half the business" and "to have begun well" is praised by all.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 753 E....
  • There's a victory and defeat—the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats—which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 626 E....
  • Of all animals the boy is the most unmanageable, inasmuch as he has the fountain of reason in him not yet regulated.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 808 D....
  • The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 679 B....

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  • Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
    Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 881 A....

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