Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
More Quotes from 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.
Self conquest is the greatest of victories.
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.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
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.
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