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As a play
Life must be lived as play.
Democracy is a charming
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
| men and women
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Every heart sings a song
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet
Except education and culture
The soul takes nothing with her to the next world but her education and her culture. At the beginning of the journey to the next world, one's education and culture can either provide the greatest assistance, or else act as the greatest burden, to the person who has just died.
Fear of the dark
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Food of the soul
And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
Force or harshness
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Ruled by someone inferior
The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
The end of war
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Wise men and fool men
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.