The following is from Plato’s Symposium and it’s supposed to be (?) responsible for the existence of the “Beauty in the eye of the beholder” phrase:
“Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.”
Can somebody please translate this for me to a 100-IQ language? Doesn’t Plato’s excerpt from Symposium actually state that beauty is universal as opposed to being subjective?