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Quote of Plato - Now do you think one can...


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

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




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Mais la nature de l'âme, crois-tu qu'il est possible de la concevoir de façon satisfaisante sans connaître la nature de l'univers ?

German
Glaubst Du nun, daß es möglich sei, die Natur der Seele vernunftgemäß zu begreifen, ohne die Natur des Ganzen?




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You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.

You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.




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Go, nothing is better for the soul
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Until kings are philosophers or philosophers are kings, cities will never cease from ill.
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Only the dead have seen the end of war.
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