There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood let alone believed by the masses.
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.
Man – a being in search of meaning.
Philosophy begins in wonder.
Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
If one has made a mistake, and fails to correct it, one has made a greater mistake.