Quotes of the Day: On Death

“Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist death is not there. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”-Epicurus “Which death is preferable to every other? The unexpected.”-Julius Caesar “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”-Socrates “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the [...]

Quotes of the Day: Politics, Law, and Justice

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”-Plato “An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”-Plutarch “if you must break the law, do it to seize power. In all other cases observe it.”-Julius Caesar “Justice [...]

Quotes of the Day: On Education

“The only good is knowledge. The only evil is ignorance.”-Herodotus “Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory than education without natural ability”-Cicero “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”-Aristotle “No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to [...]

Quotes of the Day: On Love and Marriage

“By all means marry. If you get a good wife you’ll become happy. If you get a bad one you’ll become a philosopher.”-Socrates. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”-Plato “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”-Aristotle

Quotes of the Day. On Friendship.

“What sweetness is left if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinfolk.”-Cicero “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and nods when I nod. May shadow does that much better.”-Plutarch “Of all the [...]

Quotes of the Day

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.-Aristotle Of all nature’s gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?-Cicero