The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
Quote by Plato
The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to...
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
Books are immortal sons deifying their sires
Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than...
No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No...
Your silence gives consent.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a...
Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.
Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what...