Wise men speak because they have something to say Fools because they have to say something.
Quote by Plato
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To prefer evil to good is not in human nature and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
Love is a serious mental disease.
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
Knowledge is true opinion.
Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
A house is built with bricks, and love with words is too.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Our whole society is instantaneous.
Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.
We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
I was coming home from kindergarten - well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves.
For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.
Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.