We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
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.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it's going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that's a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you're going to actually live.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Your secret labour is always your open flavour.
I was an OK boxer, I wasn't great, I was OK, but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually Saturday afternoons too, with a whole bunch of mates and training, very, very hard for about two-and-half hours.
For sure, the 'Obamania' that's fast taking hold reflects an incredible thirst for change in global politics and, dare I say, a wave of optimism that things can be different.
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
A man existence is punishment enough, he can feel lonely, sad and mad sometimes but what makes one a real man is what he stands to be now for the future.
Great hopes make great men.