When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion…
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Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come...
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true...
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
The soul, like the body, accepts by practice whatever habit one wishes it to contact.
If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until...
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but...
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
An unexamined life is not worth living.
To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for...
Some have courage in pleasures, and some in pains: some in desires, and some in...
All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.
In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake,...
Beauty is whatever gives joy.