Friday, 12 July 2013

Friday; thinkers;

Born: 427 BC, Athens, Greece
Died: 347 BC, Athens, Greece
a philosopher in Classical Greece, was also a mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues. 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 lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.

Plato's dialogues have been used to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion and mathematics.

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.

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.

Jacek Yerka

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

Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.

No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

Fabi; I want to know more...

©Photos/Text Ts


  1. Great stuff. He and his philosophy should not be forgotten. I remember learning about his ideas in Education at uni. Love the first pic. Where was that??

  2. Diane, Plato was one of the greatest thinkers, also a good man, not corrupt. Goethe's writing was influenced by Plato. Diane, I love this little library in the snow, but I don't know where it is!
    Thank you for your visits and comments.