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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.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
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.
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.
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
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.Previous 1 2 3 Next