Quotation by Plato

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."
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