Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent
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Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Arguments derived from probabilities are idle
All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give...
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than...
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a...
We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
Arguments, like men are often pretenders
Knowledge is true opinion.
Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in...
I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to...
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to...
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another
The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the...
The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be...