The man deserved his fate, deny it who can; yes, but the fate did not deserve the man.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

The true creator is necessity, who is the mother of our invention.

For he who is a corrupter of the laws is more than likely to be a corrupter of the young and foolish portion of mankind.

The unexplored life is not worth living!

Do you mean that the tyrant will dare to use violence against the people who fathered him, and raise his hand against them if they oppose him? So the tyrant is a parricide, and little comfort to his old parent.

He who refuses to rule is liable to be ruled by one who is worse than himself.

He who wishes to serve his country must have not only the power to think, but the will to act.

When [a man] thinks that he is reasoning he is really disputing, just because he cannot define and divide, and so know that of which he is speaking; and he will pursue a merely verbal opposition in the spirit of contention and not of fair discussion.

The poet is a light and winged and holy thing, and there is no invention in him until he has been inspired and is out of his sneses, and the mind is no longer in him.

It is right to give every man his due.

I certainly have many enemies, and this is what will be my destruction if I am destroyed; of that I am certain; not Meletus, nor yet Anytus, but the envy and detraction of the world, which has been the death of many good men, and will probably be the death of many more; there is no danger of my being the last of them.

If it were necessary either to do wrong or to suffer it, I should choose to suffer rather than do it.

Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.

As it is, the lover of inquiry must follow his beloved wherever it may lead him.