Ideas from 'Hippias Major' by Plato [392 BCE], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Complete Works' by Plato (ed/tr Cooper,John M.) [Hackett 1997,0-87220-349-2]].

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21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 4. Beauty
What is fine is always difficult
                        Full Idea: The proverb says 'Anything fine is difficult'.
                        From: Plato (Hippias Major [c.392 BCE], 304e)
                        A reaction: attributed (as usual) to Solon
21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 7. Art and Morality
What is fine is the parent of goodness
                        Full Idea: Fineness is the father of goodness.
                        From: Plato (Hippias Major [c.392 BCE], 297b)
24. Applied Ethics / B. Moral Rights / 2. Sexual Morality
While sex is very pleasant, it should be in secret, as it looks contemptible
                        Full Idea: As for sex, everyone agrees that, while it is extremely pleasant, it should be indulged in (if at all) in secret, because it is a highly contemptible sight.
                        From: Plato (Hippias Major [c.392 BCE], 299a)