When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.
It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn.
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
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.
Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.
Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
The wisest have the most authority.
He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.