A house that has a library in it has a soul.
Every serious man in dealing with really serious subjects carefully avoids writing. ... There does not exist, nor will there ever exist, any writing of mine dealing with this subject.
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Of all the things which a man has, next to the gods his soul is the most divine and most truly his own.
Men of sound sense have Law for their god, but men without sense Pleasure.
Education is the constraining and directing of youth towards that right reason, which the law affirms, and which the experience of the best of our elders has agreed to be truly right.
Our love for our children springs from the soul's greatest yearning for immortality.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Nothing ever is, everything is becoming.
Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails. P
Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power become lovers of wisdom
The well-nurtured youth is one who would see most clearly whatever was amiss in ill-made works of man or ill-grown works of nature, and with a just distaste would blame and hate the ugly even from his earliest years and would give delighted praise to beauty, receiving it into his soul and being nour
... because it is correct to make a priority of young people, taking care that they turn out as well as possible...
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. P
As the government is, such will be the man.
Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder. P
Arrogance is ever accompanied by folly.
I must yield to you, for you are irresistible.
The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato
The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind, yet the mind and the body are one and should not be treated separately!
Courage is knowing what to fear.
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery. P
And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
To do wrong is the greatest of evils.
A true artist is someone who gives birth to a new reality.
A democracy is a state in which the poor, gaining the upper hand, kill some and banish others, and then divide the offices among the remaining citizens equally, usually by lot.
To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.
As it is, lovers of inquiry must follow their beloved wherever it may lead.
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.