Love, Note


«For this is the right way to proceed or to let yourself be led in matters of love: Start from an individual expression or form of beauty. Climb higher and higher for the sake of that beauty, as though climbing the steps of a ladder. Ascend from the first to the next, and then to all forms of beauty. From beautiful forms, go on to beautiful practices and conduct. From there, continue to the study of beauty until you arrive at that knowledge that is of nothing else but pure beauty. And that is where you will finally recognize and know beauty itself.» (Diotima, according to Socrates in Plato’s Symposium, c. 380 BC)


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