Nothing hurts so much the interest and reputation of America as to hear of their intestine quarrels.
Socrates didn’t care to visit the theater, as a rule, except when the plays of Euripides (which some think, he himself had helped to compose), were performed.
Socrates’ fame spread all over Greece, and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him, in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction.
Any commands which Congress may have for me shall be cheerfully executed by one of their earliest soldiers, whose happiness it is to think that, at a less smiling moment, he had the honor to be adopted by America, and whose blood, exertions, and affections will in her good times, as they have been in her worst, be entirely at her service.
Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food.
When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead, he was still pursuing the art of sculpture, but from necessity, and without much inclination.
You know how much I am inclined to explain all disputes among philosophical schools as merely verbal disputes or at least to derive them originally from verbal disputes.
We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people’s lives.
If you stare at a wall from four in the morning till nine at night, and you do that for a week, you are getting pretty close to nothingness.
Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled.