Knowledge, Wisdom, Education
When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
The wisest have the most authority.
learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little
compared with that of which we are ignorant.
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from
being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning,
accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to
the end in their nature and education.
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an
accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
He was a wise man who invented beer.
actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Necessity is the mother of
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite
direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less
on the same amount of income.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly
away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like
him is to become holy, just, and wise.
Life must be lived as play.
There are two things
a person should never be angry at,
what they can help,
and what they cannot.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
The man who makes everything that leads to
happiness depends upon himself,
and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily.
This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
For a man to
conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by
yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in
exchange for virtue.
love touches not
walks in darkness.
Love is the joy of the
good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Every heart sings a song,
another heart whispers back.
There is no such thing as
a lovers' oath.
To love rightly is to love
what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and
Those who intend on
becoming great should love neither
themselves nor their
own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to
be done by themselves or others.
No one is a friend to his
friend who does not love in return.
There are three classes of
lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of
Love is a serious mental
At the touch of love
everyone becomes a poet.
Poetry is nearer to vital
truth than history.
Music is a moral law. It
gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to
the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to
Music is the movement of
sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
Those who wish to sing
always find a song.
Philosophy is the highest
Philosophy begins in
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of
The measure of a man is
what he does with power.
He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
No one ever
teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to
We can easily
forgive a child
who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of
when men are afraid of the light.
Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it
resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end
up being governed by your inferiors.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but
with less power.
dead have seen the end of war.
The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the