Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
Quotes of Plato
✶ Wise men talk 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.
✶ Courage is knowing what not to fear.
✶ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
✶ The beginning is the most important part of the work.
✶ Love is a serious mental disease.
✶ You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
✶ The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
✶ One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
✶ Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
✶ No human thing is of serious importance.