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Greek philosopher Plato [427-347 B.C.E.]

      Ancient Greek philosopher Plato founded the Academy in Athens circa 327 B.C.E., which was the first school of higher education in the Western world; among his students were Aristotle, Heraclides, Eudoxus, Philip of Opus, and Crantor. (The Academy continued in various forms until 529 C.E.). Plato established the written dialogue and dialectic forms in philosophy; his most notable works are "Apology" (a defence of Socrates), "Law" (on ethics), "Phaedo" (on the soul), "Phaedrus" (on rhetoric), "Symposium" (on love), and "The Republic" (on justice).

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“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being
governed by your inferiors.”  {Issue #50}
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“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find
a way around the laws.”  {blog 4/2011}
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“To be at once exceedingly wealthy and good is impossible.”  {blog 4/2012}
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“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”  {blog 8/2014}
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“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”  {blog 4/2015}
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“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”  {blog 6/2015}
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“Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”  {blog 8/2015}
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“The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.” - in "The Republic"  {blog 9/2015}
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“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”  {blog 10/2015}
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“We do not learn, and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.”  {blog 11/2015}
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“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”  {blog 2/2016}
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“To be at once exceedingly wealthy and good is impossible.”  {blog 3/2016}
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“No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nurture and education.”  {blog 5/2016}
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“Too much freedom seems to change into nothing but slavery.”  {blog 5/2016}
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“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”  {blog 6/2016}
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“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”  {blog 8/2016}
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“Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be properous. Though the land be good,
you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.”  {blog 9/2016}
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“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”  {blog 3/2017}

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