When a man is out of his depth, whether he has fallen into a little swimming-bath or into mid-ocean, he has to swim all the same.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
When ideas are manipulated for personal ends, for class or group interests, the name for this is sophistry.
When [a man] thinks that he is reasoning he is really disputing, just because he cannot define and divide, and so know that of which he is speaking; and he will pursue a merely verbal opposition in the spirit of contention and not of fair discussion.
When I kiss Agathon my soul is on my lips, where it comes, poor thing, hoping to cross over.
When two friends, like you and me, are in the mood to chat, we have to go about it in a gentler and more dialectical way. By 'more dialectical,' I mean not only that we give real responses, but that we base our responses solely on what the interlocutor admits that he himself knows.
What you should do, said Socrates, is to say a magic spell over him every day until you have charmed his fears away.