One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Quote by Plato
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Time on its back bears all things far away - Full many a challenge is...
It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn.
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with...
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first...
To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and...
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come...
Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.
It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look...
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the...
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and...
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the...
Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke
All mankind lives and each man strives by codes of conduct mutually agreed. Perhaps these...