Plato (circa 428—348 BCE) was a Greek philosopher. Like Socrates, he is considered one of the founders of Western philosophy. He was a student of Socrates’ and a mentor to Aristotle. He founded The Academy of Athens, which was the first institute of higher learning in the Western world.

Quotations from Plato:

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”

“Ignorance is the root and stem of all evil.”

I believe so strongly in the truth of this last statement that I don’t use the word evil anymore. When people do harm, I think of them as having acted out of ignorance.

Peace and Love, Jim

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