Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
Quote by Plato
Necessity... the mother of invention.
Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that...
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be...
Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by...
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,...
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come...
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of...
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is...
The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege...
The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
Philosophy begins in wonder.
I would fain grow old learning many things.
The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.
A dog has the soul of a philosopher.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses...
Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the...