Of all wild beasts, the most difficult to manage.
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
Arguments, like men are often pretenders
Arguments derived from probabilities are idle
Grant that I may become beautiful in my soul within, and that all my external possessions may be in harmony with my inner self. May I consider the wise to be rich, and may I have such riches as only a person of self-restraint can bear or endure
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands
Philosophy is the highest music
Philosophy is an elegant thing, if anyone modestly meddles with it; but if they are conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts them
Abstinence is the surety of temperance.
No human thing is of serious importance
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
Science is nothing but perception
When a man drinks wine at dinner, he begins to be better pleased with himself.
Wine fills the heart with courage.
Every unjust man is unjust against his will