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|"Rhythm and harmony penetrate deeply into the mind and take a
most powerful hold on it, and if education is good, bring and
impart grace and beauty, if it is bad, the reverse. And moreover
the proper training we propose to give will make a man quick to
perceive the shortcomings of works of art or nature, whose
ugliness he will rightly dislike; anything beautiful he will welcome
gladly, will make it his own and so grow in true goodness of
character; anything ugly he will rightly condemn and dislike, even
when he is still young and cannot understand the reason for so
doing, while when reason comes he will recognize and welcome
her as a familiar friend because of his upbringing."
Plato, The Republic.
"Education the First Stage." Book 3, 402, e.