Plato.

The soul is like an eye: when resting upon that on which truth and being shine, the soul perceives and understands, and is radiant with intelligence; but when turned towards the twilight of becoming and perishing, then she has opinion only, and goes blinking about, and is first of one opinion and then of another, and seems to have no intelligence. . . . Now what imparts truth to be known and the power of knowing to the know-er is what I would have you term the idea of good, and this you will deem to be the cause of science

Plato (Born 428/27 BC Died 348/47 BC)

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