The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
Quote by Plato
Democracy passes into despotism.
The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to...
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of...
I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look...
Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and...
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
Even the gods love jokes.
Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing...
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than...
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,...
Philosophy is the highest music.
Arguments derived from probabilities are idle
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up...
That awkward run you do when a car lets you cross the street.
We live in a world built on promises, constructed by liars.