Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the laws of the State always change with them.
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Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.
The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth.... He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one ... Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.
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