Quotes by Plato

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

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet."

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

"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."

"Only the dead have seen the end of war."

Books by Plato

  • The Republic
  • 178,169 ratings
  • February 25th 2003 by Penguin Classics

    (first published -380)

  • The Symposium
  • 45,750 ratings
  • February 27th 2003 by Penguin Books

    (first published -380)

  • Apology
  • 39,163 ratings
  • March 1st 1997 by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

    (first published -399)

  • Phaedo
  • 10,777 ratings
  • 1993 by Oxford University Press

    (first published -380)

  • Gorgias
  • 10,368 ratings
  • January 29th 2004 by Penguin Classics

    (first published -380)

  • Plato

  • Date of birth: February 20, 0428
  • Died: April 13, 0348
  • Born: in Athens, Greece.

  • Description: (Greek: Πλάτων) (Arabic: أفلاطون) (Alternate Spelling: Platon, Platón, Platone)Plato is a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.Plato is one of the most important Western philosophers, exerting influence on virtually every figure in philosophy after him. His dialogue The Republic is known as the first comprehensive work on political philosophy. Plato also contributed foundationally to ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology. His student, Aristotle, is also an extremely influential philosopher and the tutor of Alexander the Great of Macedonia.