Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
Quote by Socrates
Be as you wish to seem.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about...
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but...
When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in...
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come...
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they...
The hottest love has the coldest end.
I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world
It is possible that a man could live twice as long if he didn't spend...
The unexamined life is not worth living.
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for...
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until...
All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will...
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.
The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on your gains. Any fool...