There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
Quote by Plato
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Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
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.
The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Science is nothing but perception.
States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.
For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.
They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
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.
I always had a really natural faith as a kid. Where I knew God existed and it felt very free and pretty wild and natural, and it wasn't religious.
I like the George Romero films, which were really great, social satire movies really twisted.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain.
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
I love art dealers. In some ways, they're my favorite people in the art world. Really. I love that they put their money where their taste is, create their own aesthetic universes, support artists, employ people, and do all of this while letting us see art for free. Many are visionaries.
I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage.