When men speak ill of you, live so as nobody may believe them.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life? He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful? No indeed
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Life must be lived as play.
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.