The Theaetetus of Plato

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Clarendon Press, 1883 - Philosophy, Ancient - 284 pages
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Page 27 - MA). A Treatise on Rivers and Canals, relating to the Control and Improvement of Rivers, and the Design, Construction, and Development of Canals.
Page 121 - And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Page 85 - ... manner from one who only thinks of that emotion. If you tell me, that any person is in love, I easily understand your meaning, and form a just conception of his situation ; but never can mistake that conception for the real disorders and agitations of the passion. /When we reflect on our past sentiments and affections, our thought is a faithful mirror, and copies its objects truly ; but the colours which it employs are faint and dull, in comparison of those in which our original perceptions were...
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Page 243 - Man is the measure of all things, of things that are and of things are not.' Plato explains this doctrine as meaning that 'things are to me as they appear to me and to you as they appear to you'.

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