Quotes of the Day: On Wisdom

“The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity, and the brute by instinct.”-Cicero “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”-Socrates “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”-Plato “What should a wise person do when given a blow? [...]

Quotes of the Day: On Courage

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet, not withstanding, go out to meet it.”-Thucydides “Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.”-Julius Caesar “Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly.”-Virgil “He is a man of courage who does not run [...]

Quotes of the Day: On Happiness

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive-to think, to breathe, to love.”-Marcus Aurelius “Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance”-Epicurus “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”-Aristotle “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.”-Thucydides

Quotes of the day: On Old Age

“As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.”-Cicero “Old age has deformities enough on its [...]

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: Education.2

“Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things.”-Virgil “What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?”-Cicero “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”-Aristotle “If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of [...]

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 [...]