We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
He has the most who is most content with the least.
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.
The mob is the mother of tyrants.
Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.
It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.
It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.
I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.
The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.
The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.
The great thieves lead away the little thief.
Stand a little less between me and the sun.
It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.