Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
Quote by Plato
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Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn.
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 measure of a man is what he does with power.
No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
It does kids no favors, and sets them up for a potential lifetime of poor health and social embarrassment, to excuse them from family meals of real food. Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but it is particularly crucial at the beginning of life.
No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, 'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.'
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
People internalize, from the jail to student loan debt, to credit card debt, to unemployment to the whole collective. It manifests itself in many ways, in people's home lives, domestic stuff.
Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray.
I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it.