I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.