True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
An honest man is always a child.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. He and his are not neglected by the gods.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.