Plato

“At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.”

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.”

“Exiles learn how far home is — and how dear!”

“God is truth and light his shadow.”

“Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.”

“Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold, you have escaped not from one master but from many.”

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”

“Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same income.”

“Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.”

“The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.”

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”