A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
An honest man is always a child.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
Be as you wish to seem.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
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