FRIDAY FILOSOPHY V8.6.21
Our Plato quotes put the spotlight on one of the most influential philosophers the world has ever known. He was a student of Socrates and an instructor to Aristotle in the middle fourth century B.C. He grew up in Athens, Greece, and was also influenced by Parmenides and the Pythagoreans.
As Socrates never put anything down in writing, Plato is also known for being Socrates’ primary author and most reliable.
- Thinking – the talking of the soul with itself
- Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another
- The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men
- Love is a serious mental disease
- Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom
- The measure of a man is what he does with power
- Excellence is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act ‘rightly’ because we are ‘excellent’, in fact, we achieve ‘excellence’ by acting ‘rightly
- Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance
- The greatest wealth is to live content with little
- The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
- Wonder is the beginning of wisdom
- The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The Time is Now.