"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Plato on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Plato on Mark Twain
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Plato on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Plato on Joseph Stalin
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."Plato on Mahatma Gandhi
"He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden."
"Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences."
"There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot."
"The beginning is the most important part of the work."
"Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men."