Tag Archives: Plato

quotation: If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H.G. Wells


If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) Discuss

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today’s birthday: Athanasius Kircher (1601?)


Athanasius Kircher (1601?)

One of history’s great polymaths, Kircher was a German archeologist, mathematician, biologist, astronomer, musicologist, and physicist who knew Hebrew, Aramaic, Coptic, Persian, Latin, Greek, and various modern languages. He tried to decipher one of the most ancient writing systems—Egyptian hieroglyphics—but most of his thoughts on the subject proved incorrect. An avid inventor, he built playful devices including a talking and eavesdropping statue that used a primitive intercom, and what else? More… Discuss

quotation: Democracy … arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. Aristotle


Democracy … arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.

Aristotle (384 BC322 BC) Discuss

quotation: God is truth and light his shadow. Plato


God is truth and light his shadow.

Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821) with/ some wonderful quotations


Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821)

Dostoevsky was a literary giant whose works exhibit an uncanny grasp of human psychology and offer penetrating analyses of the political, social, and spiritual state of the Russia of his time. His best-known works include Crime and Punishment, a brilliant portrait of sin, remorse, and redemption, and The Brothers Karamazov, which tackles the issues of evil, freedom, and faith. Though granted a last-minute reprieve, Dostoevsky was sentenced to death in 1849 for what crime? More… Discuss

DOSTOEVSKY quotes

quotation: Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. Plato


Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.

Plato (427 BC347 BC) Discuss

quotation: At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. Plato


At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

quotation: Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle


Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Discuss

Democracy passes into despotism. Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss


Democracy passes into despotism.
Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

quotation: Plato


When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

quotation: Plato


He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

Plato (427 BC347 BC) Discuss

Atlantis


Atlantis

According to legend, Atlantis was an ancient island that long ago sank into the sea and was lost. Plato is the primary source of the legend, writing in his dialogues the Timaeus and the Critias of the flourishing Atlantean civilization and the island’s destruction 9,000 years before his time. Many have sought the missing island to no avail. While it likely never existed as Plato described, elements of his story may have been drawn from real events. What does he say sank Atlantis? More… Discuss

quotation: “A friend is a second self”. Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)


A friend is a second self.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Disc

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QUOTATION: Plato (427 BC-347 BC)


All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.

Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: Friedrich Nietzsche


Whence come the highest mountains? … They come out of the sea. That testimony is inscribed on their stones, and on the walls of their summits. Out of the deepest must the highest come to its height.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Discuss

 

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Word: RECTITUDE


rectitude 

Definition: (noun) Righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest.
Synonyms: uprightness
Usage: We are all equally satisfied of the complete rectitude of Miss Isabel’s conduct, and we are all equally interested in the vindication of her good name. Discuss.