can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark, the real tragedy
of life is when men are afraid of the light."
the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange
people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people
will find a way around these laws."
is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man."
men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have
to say something."
love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated
and disciplined way."
is the food of the soul."
good decision is based on knowledge and not numbers."
silence gives consent."
deceives man seems to produce a magical enchantment."
of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass
into excess of slavery."
is the art of ruling the minds of man. Opinion is the medium between
knowledge and ignorance. Knowledge without justice ought to be called
cunning rather than wisdom."
and no other is the root from where a tyrant springs; when he first
appears he is a protector."
who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed
by those who are dumber."
a Benefit is wrongly conferred, the author of the Benefit may often
be said to injure."
there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less
on the same amount of income."
will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till
philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we call kings
and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power
and philosophy thus come into the same hands."