Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.
Quote by Plato
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Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
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.
We do not learn and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
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.
Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
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.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
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.
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.
A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
I've never been to a race car race before.
Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.
You have a strange relationship with calamity when you're a writer: you write about it as an artist, you objectify and fetishize it. You render life into material, and that's a creepy thing to do.
The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
Knowledge about the economy, ideas about capitalism and government, the future of the world and geopolitics were things I was never really interested in.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.