We do not learn and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
Quote by Plato
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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.
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.
Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.
Knowledge is true opinion.
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.
Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations.
Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird. I don't trust myself. I need that balance.
People who build family businesses are not classically trained. They have to deal with an enormous amount of politics. You think corporate politics are tough? Go work for your dad or your mom.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
When I was growing up in Mississippi - it was good Southern food... but I also grew up with a Greek family when other kids were eating fried okra, we were eating steamed artichokes. So I think it played a big part in my healthy cooking.
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.