Get married, in any case. If you happen to get a good mate, you will be happy if a bad one, you will become philosophical, which is a fine thing in itself.
One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.
They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.
How many are the things I can do without
Nothing is to be preferred before justice.
The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow.
Call no man unhappy until he is married.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Be as you wish to seem.
It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
Enjoy yourself -- it's later than you think.
The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.
Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
I thought to myself, 'I am wiser than this man neither of us knows anything that is really worthwhile, but he thinks he has knowledge when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think that I have. I seem, at any rate, to be a little wiser
The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be
The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
It is necessary that one who really and truly fights for the right, if he is to survive even for a short time, shall act as a private man, not as a public man