The most dangerous moment comes with victory.
If you want to get on in this world make many promises, but don't keep them.
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.
I have a theory that you can make any sentence seem profound by writing the name of a dead philosopher at the end of it.
God ever geometrizes.
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly. P
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
I know too well that these arguments from probabilities are imposters, and unless great caution is observed in the use of them, they are apt to be deceptive.
Desires are only the lack of something: and those who have the greatest desires are in a worse condition than those who have none, or very slight ones.
Homosexuality is regarded as shameful by barbarians and by those who live under despotic governments just as philosophy is regarded as shameful by them, because it is apparently not in the interest of such rulers to have great ideas engendered in their subjects, or powerful friendships or passionate
The greatest penalty of evil-doing is to grow into the likeness of bad men, and, growing like them, to fly from the conversation of the good, and be cut off from them, and cleave to and follow after the company of the bad.
To do injustice is the greatest of all evils.
A drunkard is unprofitable for any kind of good service.
He who has followed the path of love's initiation in the proper order will on arriving at the end suddenly perceive a marvelous beauty, the source of all our efforts
And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
Democracy passes into despotism. Plat
For it is obvious to everybody, I think, that this study [of astronomy] compels the soul to look upward and leads it away from things here to higher things.
Arithmetic is a kind of knowledge in which the best natures should be trained, and which must not be given up.
We see many instances of cities going down like sinking ships to their destruction. There have been such wrecks in the past and there surely will be others in the future, caused by the wickedness of captains and crews alike. For these are guilty men, whose sin is supreme ignorance of what matters mo
Just as bees make honey from thyme, the strongest and driest of herbs, so do the wise profit from the most difficult of experiences.