Grief is itself a medicine.
~ William Cowper
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency.
Pleasure is the bait of sin.
The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.
To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is absurd.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
Man - a being in search of meaning.
No one knows whether death is really the greatest blessing a man can have, but they fear it is the greatest curse, as if they knew well.
Mankind will never see an end of trouble until... lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom.
Books are immortal sons deifying their sires.
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.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.
The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
It is vain for the sober man to knock at poesy's door.
A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways - by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.
The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole.