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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

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



Note 

Note



Diotima to Socrates


Source: Symposium



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Ne force donc ni ce qui n’est pas beau à être laid, ni non plus ce qui n’est pas bon à être mauvais.

German
Halte es also nicht für notwendig, daß das Nichtschöne häßlich und das Nichtgute schlecht und böse sein müsse.




See also 

See also...



For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.




Quotes for: beauty


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What beauty is, I know not.





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I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.











Quotes for: good


Quotes

Quotes for: good


Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.





Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.





The best is the enemy of good.





The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.





Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.





It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.











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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.





Only the dead have seen the end of war.












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