There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy…
Quote by Plato
Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.
They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man...
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is...
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust...
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy...
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up...
We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is...
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to...
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable
As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into...
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.