Plato, student of Socrates and the founder of the Academy of Athens, was a great ancient Greek philosopher, who left humanity a valuable work full of wisdom and virtue for many generations to come.
Some of his famous sayings are the following ones:
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.