"The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Plato on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Plato on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Plato on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Plato on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Plato on Thomas Paine
"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."