When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.Socrates
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Plato was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, student of Socrates (c. 470–399 BCE), teacher of Aristotle (384–322 BCE) and author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence. He was the founder of the Platonist school of thought, and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
Born: 428/427 BCE, Athens, Greece
Died: 348/347, Athens )