Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Wit is educated insolence.
Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.
To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.
Category: Writers And Writing
The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
They [Young People] have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things -- and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning -- all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything -- they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else.