Plato Quotes! Dec 16, 2005 4:14:09 GMT -5
Post by Emperor AAdmin on Dec 16, 2005 4:14:09 GMT -5
The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines. -Plato.
We are bound to our bodies like an oyster is to its shell.
Of all wild beasts, the most difficult to manage.
He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.
Fields and trees are not willing to teach me anything; but this can be effected by men residing in the city.
Source: Works (vol. III, The Phaedrus)
Science is nothing but perception.
Topic: Computer / Technology / Science
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be rather a sort of amusement; this will better enable you to find out the natural bent of the child.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
Wise people talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men.
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.
By the golden chain Homer meant nothing else than the sun.
Source: in Kircher's "Magnes Sive de Arte Magnetica"
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Topic: Politics / Government
It is as expedient that a wicked man be punished as that a sick man be cured by a physician; for all chastisement is a kind of medicine.
The Paphian Queen to Cnidos made repair Across the tide to see her image there: Then looking up and round the prospect wide, When did Praxiteles see me thus? she cried.
Source: in "Greek Anthology"
Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
Wonder [said Socrates] is very much the affection of a philosopher; for there is no other beginning of philosophy than this.
Source: Theoetetus (XXXII), (Cary's translation)
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.