Tag Archive | "Plato"

They certainly give

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.

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The most effective

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

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You can discover

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

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One of the

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

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Wise men talk

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

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It will be

It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and _music_ for the soul… For this reason is a musical education so essential; since it causes Rhythm and Harmony to penetrate most intimately into the soul, taking the strongest hold upon it, filling it with _beauty_ and making the man _beautiful-minded_.

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Poetry comes nearer

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

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If one has

If one has made a mistake, and fails to correct it, one has made a greater mistake.

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Necessity, who is

Necessity, who is the mother of invention.

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Bodily exercise, when

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

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