The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
Quote by Plato
Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing...
The good is the beautiful.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to...
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is...
Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it...
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
I think a man's duty is to find out where the truth is, or if...
Man - a being in search of meaning.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
Necessity... the mother of invention.
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts...
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a...