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.
Born: Classical Athens
Died: 348 BC, Classical Athens
Your silence gives consent.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
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.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.
Love is a serious mental disease.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.