Giving philosophy a new level, Plato, a Greek thinker and a student of Socrates, created an impact on lives, both then and now. He was a mathematician, philosopher and also the founder of the Academy in Athens, which was the first higher education institution in the western world. Plato was also a supporter of the three important pillars of life, justice, beauty, and equality. He was born into one of the most influential and the wealthiest families in Athens, and excelled in studies right from childhood.
"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something."
Plato has made significant contributions to metaphysics, philosophy, and politics, in fact, his views on the ideal state had quite a few communal implications. His work likewise contains discourses in political theory, religious philosophy, epistemology, cosmology,and so on. Plato’s stress on the importance of mathematics has helped in understanding the universe and his views about politics and a just society with equality of individuals is the foundation of our modern democracy.
Here are a few motivational quotes from Plato.