The good is the beautiful.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Life must be lived as play.
Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Necessity… the mother of invention.
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Don’t force your children into your ways, for they were created for a time different from your own.
Philosophy is the highest music.