2016-10-12

Random quotes from ancient time to now

The quality measure of a city (country) is what it does with its referendum.
-- a philosopher

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
-- Plato

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
-- Plato

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
-- Plato

Yes, he said; but what are the characteristics of this form of government, and what are the defects of which we were speaking?
First of all, I said, consider the nature of the qualification just think what would happen if pilots were to be chosen according to their property, and a poor man were refused permission to steer, even though he were a better pilot?
-- The republic, Plato




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