The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and _music_ for the soul… For this reason is a musical education so essential;
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
If one has made a mistake, and fails to correct it, one has made a greater mistake.