"Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not."
(Related: Excess, Grief, Injury, Living, Madness)
"Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy."
(Related: Government, Aristocracy, Laws)
"There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform."
(Related: Contempt, May, Risk, Will)
"He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce."
"For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer."
(Related: Beauty, Understanding)
"A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor."
(Related: Beauty, Will)
"For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim."
(Related: Beer, Water)
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything."
"The sweetest of all sounds is praise."