Plato

c.427 - 347 BC

A Quote by Plato on difficulty and mathematics

Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Plato

There still remain three studies suitable for free man. Arithmetic is one of them.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Plato on children, creation, fatherhood, justice, money, people, and poets

. . . you did not seem to me over-fond of money. And this is the way in general with those who have not made it themselves, while those who have are twice as fond of it as anyone else. For just as poets are fond of their own poems, and fathers of their own children, so money-makers become devoted to money, not only because, like other people, they find it useful, but because it's their own creation.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Plato on inventions, motherhood, and necessity

Necessity, who is the mother of invention.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic. Book II. 369C

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Plato on truth

in

Let us affirm what seems to be the truth, that, whether one is or is not, one and the others in relation to themselves and one another, all of them, in every way, are and are not, and appear to be and appear not to be.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Plato on men and passion

The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Plato on appearance, music, poets, prose, and simplicity

What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic. Book X. 601B

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Plato on life and worth

in

The life which is not examined is not worth living.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Plato on men

in

The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Plato on love and poets

in

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content