It is right to give every man his due.
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
When a Benefit is wrongly conferred, the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.
The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
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.
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.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Don’t force your children into your ways, for they were created for a time different from your own.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume that your silence gives consent.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something.
The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine.