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"...Anyone who wants to pursue this goal correctly must begin by turning to physical beauty, and then if he gets the right guidance fall in love with a particular individual and together produce thoughts of beauty. He must then perceive that the beauty in one individual is similar to that in another, and that if beauty of form is what he is pursuing it is stupid not to recognize that the beauty exhibited by all individuals is the same. With that recognition he becomes the lover of all physical beauty, and his passion for a single individual slackens as something of small account. The next stage is for him to reckon beauty of mind more valuable than beauty of body, and if he meets someone who has an attractive mind but little bodily charm, to be content to love and care for them and produce thoughts which improve the young; this again will compel him to look for beauty in habits of life and customs and to recognize that here again all beauty is akin, and that bodily beauty is a poor thing in comparison. From ways of life he must proceed to forms of knowledge and see their beauty too, and look to the fullness of beauty as a whole, giving up the slavish and small minded devotion to individual examples whether a boy a man or a way of life and turning instead to the great sea of beauty now before his eyes. He can then in his generous philosophic love beget great and beautiful words and thoughts , and be strengthened to glimpse the one supreme form of knowledge, whose beauty of which I will now speak......For anyone who has been guided so far in his pursuit of love, and surveyed these beauties in right and due order, will at this final stage of love suddenly have revealed to him a beauty whose nature is marvellous indeed, which is the culmination of all his efforts" - Diotama to Socrates describing the driving force of Eros, the love of beauty and the impulse to all creative activity, from its simplest form in physical reproduction to its highest levels in artistic creation culminating in philosophy (D.Lee) Plato (427 BC - 347 BC) The Republic

Ahead I cannot see the ancient faces, / Behind I cannot see the coming sages. / I brood upon the endlessness of Nature / Lonely and sick at heart, with falling tears (China Tang Dynasty poet Chen Zeng (died 702 AD)

'Roving amiable little soul, / Body's companion and guest, / Now descending for parts / Colourless, unbending, and bare / Your usual distractions no more shall be there... Hadrian (AD 76 - AD 138)

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire but my heart is my own - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Some men weave their sophistry till their own reason is entangled Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

The blood of your parents is not lost in you - Menelaus The Odyssey

Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell - Karl Popper

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