The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way.
Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
The soul takes nothing with her to the other world but her education and culture; and these, it is said, are of the greatest service or of the greatest injury to the dead man, at the very beginning of his journey hither.
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.
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.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect - it is too exciting.
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