We may state the question thus:—Imitation imitates the actions of men, whether voluntary or involuntary, on which, as they imagine, a good or bad result has ensued, and they rejoice or sorrow accordingly. Is there anything more? No, there is nothing else.
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
I knew that not by wisdom do poets write poetry, but by a sort of genius and inspiration; they are like diviners or soothsayers who also say many fine things, but do not understand the meaning of them.
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.
I grow impatient at the length of your exordium.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.
Philosophy begins in wonder.