Necessity, who is the mother of invention.
Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)
Source: The Republic. Book II. 369C
Contributed by: Zaady
Let us affirm what seems to be the truth, that, whether one is or is not, one and the others in relation to themselves and one another, all of them, in every way, are and are not, and appear to be and appear not to be.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way.
What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.
Source: The Republic. Book X. 601B
The productions of all arts are kinds of poetry and their craftsmen are all poets.
To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.
Source: The Republic
The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.
Let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to find out the natural bent.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
Not one of them who took up in his youth with this opinion that there are no gods ever continued until old age faithful to his conviction.
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