Plato Speaks

“Wise men talk because they have something to say.
Fools, because they have to say something.” —Plato

Think before you speak.

Plato (c425–c350 BC) was a Greek philosopher and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato’s entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years.

Photo: Roman copy of a portrait bust by Silanion for the Academia in Athens (c370 BC).


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