c 427-347 BCE, Greek philosopher
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
Virtue is a kind of health, beauty and good habit of the soul.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Access to power must be confined to those who are not in love with it.
Perfect wisdom has four parts:
- Wisdom, the principle of doing things aright.
- Justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private.
- Fortitude, the principle of not fleeing danger, but meeting it.
- Temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of discussion.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
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