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Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.


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"We are twice armed if we fight with faith." Make picture quote!
"This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector." Make picture quote!
"To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed." Make picture quote!
"To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less." Make picture quote!
"To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way." Make picture quote!
"Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others." Make picture quote!
"Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man." Make picture quote!
"This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are." Make picture quote!
"To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils." Make picture quote!
"Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good." Make picture quote!
"Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy." Make picture quote!
"The greatest wealth is to live content with little." Make picture quote!
"The good is the beautiful." Make picture quote!
"The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable." Make picture quote!
"Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself." Make picture quote!
"The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine." Make picture quote!
"There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain." Make picture quote!
"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life." Make picture quote!
"Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do." Make picture quote!
"The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile." Make picture quote!
"The wisest have the most authority." Make picture quote!
"The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless." Make picture quote!
"The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles." Make picture quote!
"The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant." Make picture quote!
"The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom." Make picture quote!
"The measure of a man is what he does with power." Make picture quote!
"The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery." Make picture quote!
"The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so." Make picture quote!
"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." Make picture quote!
"The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state." Make picture quote!
"They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases." Make picture quote!
"Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child." Make picture quote!
"Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality." Make picture quote!
"There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot." Make picture quote!
"There is no such thing as a lovers' oath." Make picture quote!
"There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good." Make picture quote!
"There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands." Make picture quote!
"There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself." Make picture quote!
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases." Make picture quote!
"The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men." Make picture quote!
"The beginning is the most important part of the work." Make picture quote!
"States are as the men, they grow out of human characters." Make picture quote!
"Science is nothing but perception." Make picture quote!
"Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men." Make picture quote!
"Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand." Make picture quote!
"Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history." Make picture quote!
"Philosophy is the highest music." Make picture quote!
"Philosophy begins in wonder." Make picture quote!
"People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die." Make picture quote!
"The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort." Make picture quote!
"Death is not the worst that can happen to men." Make picture quote!
"He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power." Make picture quote!
"Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty." Make picture quote!
"How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?" Make picture quote!
"Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." Make picture quote!
"He who is not a good servant will not be a good master." Make picture quote!
"I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning." Make picture quote!
"He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it." Make picture quote!
"I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work." Make picture quote!
"I shall assume that your silence gives consent." Make picture quote!
"I would fain grow old learning many things." Make picture quote!
"If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life." Make picture quote!
"If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict." Make picture quote!
"For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories." Make picture quote!
"Democracy passes into despotism." Make picture quote!
"Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike." Make picture quote!
"Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty." Make picture quote!
"Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal." Make picture quote!
"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet." Make picture quote!
"He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden." Make picture quote!
"It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn." Make picture quote!
"For good nurture and education implant good constitutions." Make picture quote!
"For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions." Make picture quote!
"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others." Make picture quote!
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." Make picture quote!
"Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly." Make picture quote!
"He was a wise man who invented beer." Make picture quote!
"Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments." Make picture quote!
"No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return." Make picture quote!
"Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?" Make picture quote!
"Necessity... the mother of invention." Make picture quote!
"No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death." Make picture quote!
"No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding." Make picture quote!
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." Make picture quote!
"Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways." Make picture quote!
"No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory." Make picture quote!
"Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety." Make picture quote!
"Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half." Make picture quote!
"Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety." Make picture quote!
"One man cannot practice many arts with success." Make picture quote!
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." Make picture quote!
"No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education." Make picture quote!
"Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind." Make picture quote!
"Knowledge is true opinion." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"It is right to give every man his due." Make picture quote!
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens." Make picture quote!
"Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns." Make picture quote!
"Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue." Make picture quote!
"Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous." Make picture quote!
"Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice." Make picture quote!
"Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence." Make picture quote!
"Life must be lived as play." Make picture quote!
"Love is a serious mental disease." Make picture quote!
"Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods." Make picture quote!
"Man - a being in search of meaning." Make picture quote!
"Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails." Make picture quote!
"Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good." Make picture quote!
"When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself." Make picture quote!
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." Make picture quote!
"We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection." Make picture quote!
"We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue." Make picture quote!
"We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise." Make picture quote!
"Wealth is well known to be a great comforter." Make picture quote!
"Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment." Make picture quote!
"Only the dead have seen the end of war." Make picture quote!
"When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them." Make picture quote!
"Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance." Make picture quote!
"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." Make picture quote!
"When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income." Make picture quote!
"Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences." Make picture quote!
"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." Make picture quote!
"Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder." Make picture quote!
"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." Make picture quote!
"Your silence gives consent." Make picture quote!
"When a Benefit is wrongly conferred, the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure." Make picture quote!
"And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul." Make picture quote!
"Courage is knowing what not to fear." Make picture quote!
"Courage is a kind of salvation." Make picture quote!
"Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly." Make picture quote!
"Attention to health is life greatest hindrance." Make picture quote!
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." Make picture quote!
"As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser." Make picture quote!
"Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class." Make picture quote!
"Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another." Make picture quote!
"Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom." Make picture quote!
"All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants." Make picture quote!
"A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men." Make picture quote!
"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers." Make picture quote!
"Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom." Make picture quote!
"Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation." Make picture quote!
"Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind." Make picture quote!
"Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance." Make picture quote!
"Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death" Make picture quote!
"Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic." Make picture quote!
"The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal." Make picture quote!
"The soul of man is immortal and imperishable." Make picture quote!
"We understand why children are afraid of the darkness, but why are men afraid of the light?" Make picture quote!




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