Plato

Plato

Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BCE) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato's entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years.

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

The learning and knowledge that we have is at the most but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.

The good is the beautiful.

No one ever teaches well who wants to teach or governs well who wants to govern.

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher and philosophy begins in wonder.

Knowledge is true opinion.

He was a wise man who invented beer.

Man - a being in search of meaning.

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

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.

All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality and with greater ease when each man works at a single occupation in accordance with his natural gifts and at the right moment without meddling with anything else.

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself and not upon other men has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation the man of manly character and of wisdom.

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.

States are as the men they grow out of human characters.

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.

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