That politician who curries favor with the citizens and indulges them and fawns upon them and has a presentiment of their wishes, and is skillful in gratifying them, he is esteemed a great statesman.
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To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed.
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first...
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable
Moderation, which consists in an indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned...
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much,...
Philosophy is the highest music.
By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man...
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up...
For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the...
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is...
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy...
Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come...
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is...
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
He was a wise man who invented beer.
I shall assume that your silence gives consent.