Someday, in the distant future, our grandchildren's grandchildren will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge.
More Quotes from Plato:In the world of knowledge, the essential Form of Good is the limit of our inquiries, and can barely be perceived but, when perceived, we cannot help concluding that it is in every case the source of all that is bright and beautiful --in the visible world giving birth to light and its master, and in the intellectual world dispensing, immediately and with full authority, truth and reason --and that whosoever would act wisely, either in private or in public, must set this Form of Good before his eyes.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable, inasmuch as he has the fountain of reason in him not yet regulated.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Any city however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another.
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.
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