True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Enjoy yourself — it’s later than you think.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
What a lot of things there are a man can do without.
The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.
Be as you wish to seem.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.