Plato on Desire

I feel as if I had escaped from a frantic and savage master. Unquestionably old age brings us profound repose and freedom from this and other passions.

~ Plato

Plato on Inactivity

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being.

~ Plato

Plato on Gossip

“Let no-one speak mischief of anyone.”

~ Plato

Plato on Trifling

“Nothing is more unworthy of a wise man, or ought to trouble him more, than to have allowed more time for trifling and useless things than they deserve.”

~ Plato

Plato on Wisdom

“Just as bees make honey from thyme, the strongest and driest of herbs, so do the wise profit from the most difficult of experiences.”

~ Plato

Plato on Truth

“No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.”

~ Plato