The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
How many things there are which I do not want.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in continue firm and constant.
To do is to be.
What most counts is not to live, but to live aright.
Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
Nobody is qualified to become a statesman who is entirely ignorant of the problems of wheat.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.
The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.
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 greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift.
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.