Work, which makes a man free, and thought, which makes him worthy of freedom.
Liberation is not deliverance.
Every diminution of the liberty of the press is followed by a diminution of civilization. Wherever we see the freedom of the press interfered with, there we see the nutrition of the human family interrupted.
Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
We will be better and braver if we engage and inquire than if we indulge in the idle fancy that we already know -- or that it is of no use seeking to know what we do not know.
O youth or young man, who fancy that you are neglected by the gods, know that if you become worse, you shall go to worse souls, or if better to the better... In every succession of life and death, you will do and suffer what like may fitly suffer at the hands of like. This is the justice of heaven.
Is virtue something that can be taught?
Wine fills the heart with courage.
Even the gods love jokes.
The good is the beautiful.
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.
He who is of a calm and happy nature, will hardly feel the pressure of age
If a man says that it is right to give every one his due, and therefore thinks within his own mind that injury is due from a just man to his enemies but kindness to his friends, he was not wise who said so, for he spoke not the truth, for in no case has it appeared to be just to injure any one.
Nothing is more unworthy of a wise man, or ought to trouble him more, than to have allowed more time for trifling, and useless things, than they deserve.
The god is the beautiful.
Cooking is a form of flattery....a mischievous, deceitful, mean and ignoble activity, which cheats us by shapes and colors, by smoothing and draping....
Money-makers are tiresome company, as they have no standard but cash value.
The whole life of the philosopher is a preparation for death.
Either death is a state of nothingness and utter consciousness, or, as men say, there is a change and migration of the soul from this world to another. Now if death be of such a nature, I say that to die is to gain; for eternity is then only a single night.
Music has the capacity to touch the innermost reaches of the soul and music gives flight to the imagination.
God forever geometrizes.
What essence is to generation, that truth is to belief.