What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.
Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)
Source: The Republic. Book X. 601B
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
He is unworthy of the name of man who is ignorant of the fact that the diagonal of a square is incommensurable with its side.
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.
If a man be endowed with a generous mind, this is the best kind of nobility.
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