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.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
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.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
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.
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.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
Necessity... the mother of invention.
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.
Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.