Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens.
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Love is a serious mental illness.
The learning and knowledge that we have is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
The one who learns and learns and doesn’t practice is like the one who plows and plows and never plants.
If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
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.
A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Smart, Political Will, Political Wisdom
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Truth is its own reward.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
He was a wise man who invented beer.