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Quote of Plato - Poetry is nearer to vital truth...


Biography - Plato:

Greek philosopher (Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: -428 - Died: -348
Period:
4th century BC
5th century BC
Place of birth: Greece
Greece

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.




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Quotes for: truth


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Quotes for: truth


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Love truth, but pardon error.





The language of truth is simple.





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.











Quotes for: poetry


Quotes

Quotes about poetry:


Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.





Why should poetry have to make sense?





Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.





Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
Novalis - 





Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.





Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.











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Plato also said...


Then donʼt conclude that what is not beautiful is ugly or what is not good is bad.





Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Plato - 





We must observe that in each one of us there are two ruling and leading principles, which we follow whithersoever they lead; one is the innate desire for pleasures, the other an acquired opinion which strives for the best. These two sometimes agree within us and are sometimes in strife; and sometimes one, and sometimes the other has the greater power.





Now do you think one can acquire any appreciable knowledge of the nature of the soul without knowing the nature of the whole?





Until kings are philosophers or philosophers are kings, cities will never cease from ill.





Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.












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