Why should I know Plato?

Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens. Plato was a student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle.

Books by Plato

Quotes by Plato

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

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“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.”

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“Ignorance is the root and stem of all evil.”

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“Necessity is the mother of invention.”

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“No human thing is of serious importance.”

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“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

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“Opinion is the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self. ”

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“That man is wisest who, like Socrates, realizes that his wisdom is worthless.”

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“The beginning is the most important part of any work.”

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“The wisest have the most authority.”

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“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.”

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“Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.”

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“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.”

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“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”

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“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

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