There will be no injustice in compelling our philosophers to have a care and providence of others; we shall explain to them that in other States, men of their class are not obligated to share in the toils of politics: and this is reasonable, for they grow up at their own sweet will, and the government would rather not have them.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.

You may feel irritated at being suddenly awakened when you are caught napping; and you may think that if you were to strike me dead as you easily might, then you would sleep on for the remainder of your lives, unless God in his care of you gives you another gadfly.

Today Learner is Tomorrow Leader.

Man is a being in search of meaning.

No reproach for a person willing to give honorable service in the passion to become wise.

Life must be lived as play.

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.

The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.

For the plan grows under the author's hand; new thoughts occur to him in the act of writing; he has not worked out the argument to the end before he begins.

In practice people who study philosophy too long become very odd birds, not to say thoroughly vicious; while even those who are the best of them are reduced by...[philosophy] to complete uselessness as members of society.

Let him alone, he has a way of stopping anywhere and losing himself without any reason. I believe that he will soon appear; do not therefore disturb him.

Be kind, because everyone is having a really hard time.

There can be no fairer spectacle than that of a man, who combines the possession of moral beauty in his soul with outward beauty of form, corresponding and harmonizing with the former, because the same great pattern enters both.

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.