Plato (circa 427 – 347 B.C.E.) was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. The exact time and place of Plato’s birth are unknown, but based on ancient sources, most modern scholars believe that he was born in Athens or Aegina between 429 and 423 B.C.E. Plato may have traveled in Italy, Sicily, Egypt and Cyrene. Said to have returned to Athens at the age of 40, there Plato founded one of the earliest known organized schools in Western Civilization, the Academy. He is widely considered the pivotal figure in the history of Ancient Greek and Western philosophy, along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle.
Quotes by Plato…
Holiness is what is loved by all the gods. It is loved because it is holy, and not holy because it is loved.
Light is the shadow of God.
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.