Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Plato: Enlightened Perspectives

Plato (428-347 BC) was a classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. His writings helped to lay the foundation of western philosophy and science.

-Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

-The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

-Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.

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

-Those who tell the stories rule society.

-Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

-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.

-Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.

-When men speak ill of thee, live so that nobody will believe them.

-Necessity is the mother of invention.

Selected by quoteflections.

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

-There are three classes of men: lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.

-Let parents then bequeath to their children not riches but the spirit of reverence.

-Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.

-The measure of a man is what he does with power.

- Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.

- Know thyself.

- God is not the author of all things, but of good only.

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