Quotes – Plato


Plato was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece. He is considered an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with Socrates and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid the 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.”

“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.” Plato

“Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.” Plato

“The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.” Plato

“There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.” Plato