I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money, and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person.
The warrior is here, now.
The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
Beware the banality of a busy life.
If you’re finding that work, relationships, and life in general don’t make you feel energized and hopeful about the future, that’s a good indication that you’ve probably lost touch with your real self and could use some insight into the person you’ve become. The soul, like the body, accepts by practice whatever habit one wishes it to contact.
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.
Topics: World, Character, Honesty, Hypocrisy
If a man would move the world, he must first move himself.
If I can assign names as well as pictures to objects, the right assignment of them we may call truth, and the wrong assignment of them falsehood.
Those who want the fewest things are nearest to the gods.
I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.
Be of good hope in the face of death. Believe in this one truth for certain, that no evil can befall a good man either in life or death, and that his fate is not a matter of indifference to the gods.
- Plato Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Heraclitus Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Epicurus Greek Philosopher
- Pythagoras Greek Philosopher
- Xenocrates Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Epictetus Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Aristotle Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Bias of Priene Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Nikos Kazantzakis German Greek Philosopher
- Plotinus Ancient Greek Philosopher