The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
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For neither birth, nor wealth, nor honors, can awaken in the minds of men the principles which should guide those who from their youth aspire to an honorable and excellent life, as Love awakens them
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
The good is the beautiful.
For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation
The democratic youth lives along day by day, gratifying the desire that occurs to him, at one time drinking and listening to the flute, at another downing water and reducing, now practicing gymnastic, and again idling and neglecting everything and sometimes spending his time as though he were occupied in philosophy.
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