Plato, with an English Translation, Volume 2

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Page 59 - How can you determine whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?
Page 123 - But it is impossible that evils should be done away with, Theodorus, for there must always be something opposed to the good; and they cannot have their place among the gods, but must inevitably hover about mortal nature and this earth. Therefore we ought to try to escape from earth to the dwelling of the gods as quickly as we can ; and to escape is to become like God, so far as this is possible; and to become like God is to become righteous and holy and wise.
Page 435 - Well, then, thought and speech are the same ; only the former, which is a silent inner conversation of the soul with itself, has been given the special name of thought.
Page 323 - ... them fictitious arguments, and making them think that they are true, and that 'the speaker is the wisest of men in all things ? Theaet.
Page 71 - We must say that, Socrates." Socrates then continues: Well, we have at least managed to bring this forth, whatever it turns out to be: and now that it is born, we must in very truth perform the rite of running around with it in a circle the circle of our argument - and see whether it may not turn out to be after all not worth rearing, but only a wind-egg, an imposture. But. perhaps, you think that any offspring of yours ought to be cared for and not put away; or will you bear to see it examined and...
Page 31 - So great, then, is the importance of midwives; but their function is less important than mine. For women do not, like my patients, bring forth at one time real children and at another mere images which it is difficult to distinguish from the real.
Page 327 - I see the likeness-making art as one part of imitation. This is met with, as a rule, whenever anyone produces the imitation by following the proportions of the original in length, breadth, and depth, and giving, besides, the appropriate colours to each part.
Page 159 - ... that the soul views some things by herself and others through the bodily organs. For that was my own opinion, and I wanted you to agree with me. Theaet.
Page 117 - ... reputation, but really it is only his body that has its place and home in the city ; his mind, considering all these things petty and of no account, disdains them and is borne in all directions, as Pindar1 says,"both belowthe earth," and measuring the surface of the earth, and "above the sky...
Page 99 - Socrates, for anyone to sit beside you and not be forced to give an account...

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