A virtual escape, created by Katharena Eiermann, housing Magnetar an Existential Think Tank, Inspirational Quotes, Romantic and Haiku Poetry, Contemporary Philosophy (along the ever twisting roads of Existentialism, Phenomenology and Existential Psychology) and Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Break Away from the Herd -- Vote Yes! Katharena for President!
Literary and Philosophical Quotes -- Philosophers -- Plato


Plato Essentials | Philosophical Movements | Philosophy A-Z | Freedom & Security | Human Rights
Censorship | Terrorism | Psychology A-Z | Religious Studies | Religion & Spirituality | Burn That Butter!

Quotes by Plato

Plato, born 428/427 BC, Athens, or Aegina, Greece, died 348/347, Athens. Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher, the second of the great trio of ancient Greeks—Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle—who between them laid the philosophical foundations of Western culture. Building on the life and thought of Socrates, Plato developed a profound and wide-ranging system of philosophy. His thought has logical, epistemological, and metaphysical aspects; but its underlying motivation is ethical. It sometimes relies upon conjectures and myth, and it is occasionally mystical in tone; but fundamentally Plato is a rationalist, devoted to the proposition that reason must be followed wherever it leads. Thus the core of Plato's philosophy, resting upon a foundation of eternal Ideas, or Forms, is a rationalistic ethics.

  • Even the gods love their jokes.
  • The democratic youth . . . lives along day by day, gratifying the desire that occurs to him, at one time drinking and listening to the flute, at another downing water and reducing, now practising gymnastic, and again idling and neglecting everything; and sometimes spending his time as though he were occupied in philosophy.
  • Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
  • For this invention of yours will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn it, by causing them to neglect their memory, inasmuch as, from their confidence in writing, they will recollect by the external aid of foreign symbols, and not by the internal use of their own faculties. Your discovery, therefore, is a medicine not for memory, but for recollection- for recalling to, not for keeping in mind.
  • Let us describe the education of our men. . . . What then is the education to be? Perhaps we could hardly find a better than that which the experience of the past has already discovered, which consists, I believe, in gymnastic, for the body, and music for the mind.
  • In particular I may mention Sophocles the poet, who was once asked in my presence, How do you feel about love, Sophocles? are you still capable of it? to which he replied, Hush! if you please: to my great delight I have escaped from it, and feel as if I had escaped from a frantic and savage master. I thought then, as I do now, that he spoke wisely. For unquestionably old age brings us profound repose and freedom from this and other passions.
  • More Quotes by Plato: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Extras -- MindPleasures.com -- Extras

Literary Quotes: Master-List --Your journey through MindPleasures.com will zig-zag through an extraordinary sampling of some of the world's most thought-provoking quotations. Categories include: 100 Quotes of Love, Romance and Seduction | Quotes by Philosophers | Quotes by Playwrights | Quotes by Dreamers and Poets | Quotes by Women | The Naked Truth...: Absurdity | Art | Beauty | Belief | Change | Death | Doubt | Faith | Fear | God | Happiness | Life | Love | Money | Nature | Opinion | Philosophy | Poetry | Religion | Romance | Science | the Soul | Truth | War | Wisdom ...and many more!

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Nobel Prize winner, is described by many a mind as a literary genius whose extraordinary talent matches that of Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Pushkin and Gorky. Biography, quotes, photos, news articles, books and reviews.

Philosophy --The Realm of Existentialism at DividingLine.com, created by Katharena Eiermann, houses an eclectic aggregation of Philosophers, Poets, Psychologists, Playwrights and Theologians -- all major league players -- indepth biographies, books and reviews, quotations, and a state-of-the-art bookstore for a more in-depth exploration.

Poetry --Aspirennies.com, created by Katharena Eiermann, houses an exquisite selection of some of the most celebrated poets from around the World! At Aspirennies.com, one can leisurely enjoy extensive biographies, unforgettable quotations, meticulously selected essentials for understanding each poet -- and his/her contributions to the World, impressive poetry samples, book collections and original reviews.



Copyright © Katharena Eiermann, MindPleasures.com 1994 - 2010, All Rights Reserved

DividingLine.com | Aspirennies.com | MindPleasures.com | Katharena.com

----- Privacy Policy -----

Try cheap hosting at this directory . Our beautiful, eco-friendly reusable bag is perfect for any grocery store.