Select Dialogues of Plato: A New and Literal Version, Chiefly from the Text of Stallbaum

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Harper & brothers, 1877 - 551 pages

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Page 63 - What are you doing, my admirable friends? I indeed, for this reason chiefly, sent away the women, that they might not commit any folly of this kind. For I have heard that it is right to die with good omens. Be quiet, therefore, and bear up.
Page 140 - nothing new; that by taking care of yourselves you will oblige both me and mine and yourselves, whatever you do, though you should not now promise it; but if you neglect yourselves, and will not live as it were in the footsteps of what has been now and formerly said, even though you should promise much at present, and that earnestly, you will do no good at all." "We will endeavor then so to do," he said; "but how shall we bury you?" "Just as you please," he said, "if only you can catch me, and I...
Page 139 - On account of these things, then, a man ought to be confident about his soul who, during this life, has disregarded all the pleasures and ornaments of the body as foreign from his nature ; and who, having thought that they do more harm than good, has zealously applied himself to the acquirement of knowledge ; and who, having adorned his soul, not with a foreign, but its own proper ornament — temperance, justice, fortitude, freedom, and truth — thus waits for his passage to Hades, as one who is...
Page 388 - For this invention will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because they will not practice their memory. Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are no part of themselves, will discourage the use of their own memory within them.
Page 143 - When we heard this we were ashamed, and restrained our tears. But he, having walked about, when he said that his legs were growing heavy, lay down on his back; for the man so directed him. And at the same time he who gave him the poison, taking hold of him, after a short interval examined his feet and legs; and then having pressed his foot hard, he asked if he felt it: he said that he did not.
Page 393 - O beloved Pan! and all ye other gods of this place ! grant me to become beautiful in the inner man, and that whatever outward things I have may be at peace with those within.
Page 26 - Perhaps, however, it may appear absurd that I, going about, thus advise you in private, and make myself busy, but never venture to present myself in public before your assemblies, and give ad.vice to the city. The cause of this is that which you have often and in many places heard me mention : because I am moved by a certain divine and spiritual influence, which also Melitus, through mocking, has set out in the indictment.
Page 141 - But when he came from bathing he sat down, and did not speak much afterwards; then the officer of the Eleven came in, and standing near him, said, "Socrates, I shall not have to find that fault with you that I do with others, that they are angry with me, and curse me, when, by order of the archons, I bid them drink the poison.
Page 48 - One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice ; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we may have suffered from him.
Page 138 - But those who are found to have lived an eminently holy life, these are they who, being freed and set at large from these regions in the earth, as from a prison, arrive at the pure abode above, and dwell on the upper parts of the earth. And among these, they who have sufficiently purified themselves by philosophy shall live without bodies, throughout all future time, and shall arrive at habitations yet more beautiful than these, which it is neither easy to describe, nor at present is there sufficient...

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