Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
If the study of all these sciences which we have enumerated, should ever bring us to their mutual association and relationship, and teach us the nature of the ties which bind them together, I believe that the diligent treatment of them will forward the objects which we have in view, and that the labor, which otherwise would be fruitless, will be well bestowed.
Self conquest is the greatest of victories.
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.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
Any city however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be rather a sort of amusement; this will better enable you to find out the natural bent of the child.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.
Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.