10 мудростей Платона

Plato (real name Aristocles). 428 or 427 – 348 or 347 BC. An Ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates’ student, Aristotle’s teacher, the founder of the Academy. An Olympic champion in pankration (an analogue of modern mixed martial arts).


1. It is worse to act unfairly than to tolerate injustice.

2. The lover is more divine than loved one because of being inspired by the god.

3. Philosophy begins in wonder.

4. The number makes up the essence of every thing.

5. In all the tragedy and comedy of life, suffering and pleasure are mixed with each other.

6. The beginning is the most important part of the work.

7. Of all the other so-called arts, none would have been left, but all of them would have completely disappeared if the art of arithmetic had been excluded.

8. When people are forced to choose from two evils, no one will obviously choose the greater evil if there is a choice of a lesser evil.

9. War is the main source of private and public ills when it is fought.

10. Until philosophers rule as kings or those who are now called kings and leading men genuinely and adequately philosophize, that is, until political power and philosophy entirely coincide…cities will have no rest from evils…there can be no happiness, either public or private, in any other city.