Plato (/ˈpleɪtoʊ/; Greek: Πλάτων Plátōn pronounced [plá.tɔːn] in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato's entire œuvre is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years. Along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid the very foundations of Western philosophy and science. Alfred North Whitehead once noted: "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato." In addition to being a foundational figure for Western science, philosophy, and ... More
Plato #Alone #Science #Wisdom
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Plato #Art #Work
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato #Art #Men
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Plato #Death #Men
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
Plato #Education #Future #Life
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
Plato #Education #Music
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Plato #Education #Nature
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
Plato #Education #Life
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
Plato #Education #Good
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
Plato #Equality #Nature
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
Plato #Age #Nature
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
Plato #Fitness #Health #Life
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
Plato #Courage #Fear
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Plato #Death #Good #Life
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Plato #Food #Knowledge
And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
Plato #Death #Fear #Good
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.