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