Be as you wish to seem.

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

Every action has its pleasures and its price.

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.

I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.

Is it true, is it kind, or is it necessary?

Let him who would move the world first move himself.

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.

Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.

The hottest love has the coldest end.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

The unexamined life is not worth living.

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

To find yourself, think for yourself.

We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

/ Socrates

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