One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Quote by Plato
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to...
No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is...
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of...
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till...
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest...
We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other...
Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it...
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
Necessity... the mother of invention.
Perfect wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright; justice, the...
An educated man is one who knows a lot and says nothing about it.
If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even...