Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Quote by Plato
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Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Philosophy is the highest music.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
The first holy truth in God 101 is that men and women of true faith have always had to accept the mystery of God's identity and love and ways. I hate that, but it's the truth.
What is especially important is addressing the question of how religion can be enforced through political means and what can be done to create a political environment that, on the one hand, acknowledges the role of religion in society, while on the other hand does not impose one religion on the populace at the expense of all others.
Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts, because tax cuts give people more power, and take away from the role of government.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.