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Plato Quotes on Soul (15 Quotes)


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  • Have you ever sensed that our soul is immortal and never dies?
    (Plato, "The Republic")

  • Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.
    (Plato, "The Republic")

  • The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth.... He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one ... Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.
    (Plato)

  • Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
    (Plato)

  • It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
    (Plato)


  • False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
    (Plato)

  • Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
    (Plato)

  • The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine.
    (Plato)

  • Virtue is a kind of health, beauty and good habit of the soul.
    (Plato)

  • To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils.
    (Plato)

  • Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.
    (Plato)

  • Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
    (Plato)

  • And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
    (Plato)

  • Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul
    (Plato)

  • Atheism is a disease of the soul, before it becomes an error of the understanding.
    (Plato)


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