Friday, November 23, 2012

15 Best Quotes of Plato

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

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