Much learning does not teach understanding.
I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
The way up and the way down are one and the same.
The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle.
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things.
A man's character is his guardian divinity.
Character is destiny.
Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.
You cannot step twice into the same river; for other waters are continually flowing in.
It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.
Big results require big ambitions.
Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls.
You cannot step into the same river twice.
You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.
Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses.
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.