But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea.
Some suggestions for you :
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.
Hence it is from the representation of things spoken by means of posture and gesture that the whole of the art of dance has been elaborated.
Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
He who is a useful keeper of anything is also a better thief.
We do not learn and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
What is spoken of the unchanging or intelligible must be certain and true; but what is spoken of the created image can only be probable; being is to becoming what truth is to belief.
And now we go our separate ways, I to die and you to live, which is better God only knows.
Then as for those who gaze upon many beautiful things but don't see the beautiful itself, and aren't even capable of following someone else who leads them to it, and upon many just things but not the just itself, and all the things like that, we'll claim that they accept the seeming of everything but discern nothing of what they have opinions about.
You take the words in the sense which is most damaging to the argument.
In my opinion it's preferable for me to be a musician with an out-of-tune lyre or a choir-leader with a cacophonous choir, and it's preferable for almost everyone in the world to find my beliefs misguided and wrong, rather than for just one person - me - to contradict and clash with myself.