Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
Quote by Socrates
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Wisdom begins in wonder.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher.
Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
I don't wake up each morning saying, 'Oh, wow, it's me. I think I'm the cat's meow. I'm the best.'
The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.
If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.
Barack Obama doesn't believe in free enterprise. He's never going to admit it. For instance, he's never going to come straight out and say, 'If you own a business you didn't build it.' Alright, maybe he will.