|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the|
whole state, for styles of music are never disturbed without affecting
the most important political institutions. ... The new style, gradually
gaining a lodgement, quitely insinuates itself into manners and customs,
and from it ... goes on to attack laws and constitutions, displaying the
utmost impudence, until it ends by overturning everything.
-- Plato, "Republic", 370 B.C.