The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
If you don*t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don*t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can*t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.
Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.
Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men*s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
Understanding a question is half an answer.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Be as you wish to seem.
The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
The really important thing is not to live, but to live well. And to live well meant, along with more enjoyable things in life, to live according to your principles.
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.
One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
The easiest and noblest way is not to be crushing others, but to be improving yourselves.
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.
Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of -- for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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