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Plato
(427BC-347BC) born on
May 21
Greek philosopher, author. He was the world's most influential philosopher who wrote in dialectic "dialogue" form and was a student of Socrates.
         
   
F
By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.

R
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
A
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
N
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.
K
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Speakers Sourcebook I," by Eleanor Doan, 1960.
R: "The Republic," bk. 2, sct. 5.
A: The Republic. Book II. 377B
N: The Republic
K: "Protagoras."
   


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