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" The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not. "
" There is no such thing as a lovers' oath. "
" Democracy passes into despotism. "
" Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man. "
" Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. "
" For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories. "
" There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. "
" Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. "
" Death is not the worst that can happen to men. "
" No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return. "
" A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. "
" To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils. "
" Philosophy begins in wonder. "
" It is right to give every man his due. "
" A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants. "
" Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half. "
" As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser. "
" If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. "
" It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn. "
" How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state? "
" To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume that your silence gives consent. "
" The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant. "
" Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. "
" Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. "
" Courage is knowing what not to fear. "
" There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself. "
" Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences. "
" Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do. "
" Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death? "
" Necessity... the mother of invention. "
" We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection. "