A philosopher is the lover of wisdom, not knowledge. The lover of knowledge can be any person who is curious, but this type of vulgar curiosity does not make a philosopher. The philosopher loves the vision of truth.
The best philosophers are made useless by philosophy. But Plato insists that it is not the fault of philosophers, but the fault of society. If society was wise, philosophers would be appreciated. It is only among fools that the wise seem foolis
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