"There's a victory, and defeat the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Plato on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Plato on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Plato on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Plato on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Plato on Dalai Lama
"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."