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Profile of Plato

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Plato (Plátōn, "broad"; 424/423 BC – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to ...
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11 November 2014
Much sleep is not required by nature, either for our souls or bodies, or for the actions in which they are concerned.
11 November 2014
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
11 November 2014
Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
11 November 2014
It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
11 November 2014
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.

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