Plato Quotes

Many men are loved by their enemies, and hated by their friends, and are the friends of their enemies, and the enemies of their friends.

Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls.

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.

I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life.

True friendship can exist only between equals.

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.

Love is the pursuit of the whole.

The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.

Love is a serious mental illness.

If a man can be properly said to love something, it must be clear that he feels affection for it as a whole, and does not love part of it to the exclusion of the rest.

Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

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

No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.

He whose desires are strong in one direction will have them weaker in others.