Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.

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

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And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.

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The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.

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How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

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The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.

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Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.

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Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.

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The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state.

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We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.

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