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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 427 BC
Date of Death: 347 BC




 

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Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
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The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.
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Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
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I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
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Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
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Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
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Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
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When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
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Love is a serious mental disease.
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For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
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Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
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The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.
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Philosophy begins in wonder.
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For our discussion is on no trifling matter, but on the right way to conduct our lives.
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Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.
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Astronomy compels the soul to look upward and leads us from this world to another.
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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
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They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.
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The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
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The only thing he ought to consider, if he does anything, is whether he does right or wrong, whether it is what a good man does or a bad man.
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Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
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Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
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Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
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But if you ask what is the good of education in general, the answer is easy; that education makes good men, and that good men act nobly.
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All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
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