Plato was a Greek philosopher, writer, and a mathematician. He lived from 428/427 BC– 348/347 BC. He was a student of Socrates. During his life he created such things as the Academy in Athens, the first institution for higher learning. Plato was a sophisticated writer and published many topics, such as philosophy and mathematics.
Here are some of his famous quotes:
- One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
- There is no harm in repeating a good thing.
- Love is a serious mental disease.
- Courage is knowing what not to fear.
- There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
- Necessity... the mother of invention.
- 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.
- He was a wise man who invented beer.
- Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
- For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
- And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
- The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
- At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet