Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
Plato was a bore.
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
The base emotions Plato banned have left a radio-active and not radiant land.
Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God.
We could live at the present day without a Plato, but a double number of Newtons is required to discover the secrets of nature, and to bring life into harmony with the laws of nature.
Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion.
Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.
How often when they find a sage, As sweet as Socrates or Plato; They hand him hemlock for his wage, Or bake him like a sweet potato! Donald R.
Socrates called beauty a short-lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the w.
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
So too Plato was, in my view, a very unreliable Platonist. He was too much of a philosopher to think that anything he had said was the last word.
Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle.
It goes back to the Greeks. Plato was an idealist, Aristotle was a materialist.
Socrates had a student named Plato, Plato had a student named Aristotle, and Aristotle had a student named Alexander the Great.
Plato had slaves... George Washington had slaves... so, do I feel intrinsically better than these two men? Of course I do! They're dead!
I think it is important for us as teachers to offer a huge spread of courses from Plato, the deadest white male around, to very modern philosophy.
Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.
Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.
Once Ptolemy and Plato, yesterday Newton, today Einstein, and tomorrow new faiths, new beliefs, and new dimensions.
What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?