And will life be worth having, if that higher part of man be destroyed, which is improved by justice and depraved by injustice?
And yet even in reaching for the beautiful there is beauty, and also in suffering whatever it is that one suffers en route.
Wealth, and poverty; the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.