PLATO ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/21: Founder of the institute of higher learning, The Academy, a writer on politics, metaphysics, and epistemology, the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato was born around about, according to some historical calculations, on this date in the year 428. The philosophy of our show will be musicology as we celebrate Plato’s scholarship on Crosscurrents, 5/21 at 8 am.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” ― Plato
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” ― Plato
“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.” ― Plato
“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”― Plato
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” ― Plato
“The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.” ― Plato, The Republic