One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away… A man should wait, and not take his own life until God summons him.
The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
Necessity… the mother of invention.
Knowledge is true opinion.
The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
The wisest have the most authority.
Man – a being in search of meaning.
He was a wise man who invented beer.
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