Plato - (428 ~ 347 BC) Athenian philosopher during Ancient Greece's Classical period. He was the founder of the Platonist school of thought, and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
William Faulkner (1897 - 1962) American writer and Nobel Prize laureate. Faulkner 's literary works included novels, poetry, short stories, essays, screen plays, and a play. This quote is from his novel Absalom, Absalom! published in 1936