The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men.
Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Source: The Republic. Book VIII. 558
Let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to find out the natural bent.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
Not one of them who took up in his youth with this opinion that there are no gods ever continued until old age faithful to his conviction.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect - it is too exciting.
If a man be endowed with a generous mind, this is the best kind of nobility.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
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