''Putting the shoe on the wrong foot.''Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Theatetus, 193 C....
''Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.''Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Theatetus, 155 D....
''Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.''Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Epistolae, 336 B....
''It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.''Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Glaucon, in The Republic, bk. 7, sect. 529. Socrates disagreed: "It seems to me that astronomy, as now handled by those who embark on philosophy, positively makes the soul look downwards."
''Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.''Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. The Republic, bk. 2, sct. 5.
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We reached the grove's deep shadow and there found
Cythera's son in sleep's sweet fetters bound;
Looking like ruddy apples on their tree;
No quiver and no bended bow had he;
These were suspended on a leafy spray.
Himself in cups of roses cradled lay,
Smiling in sleep; while from their flight in air,
The brown bees to his soft lips made repair,
To ply their waxen task and leave their honey there.
Thou gazest on the stars, my star!
Ah! would that I might be
Myself those skies with myriad eyes,
That I might gaze on thee.