In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.

Stand a little less between me and the sun.

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.

Calumny is only the noise of madmen.

Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.

Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.

Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.

Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend.

I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.

Modesty is the color of virtue.

I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.

It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.

I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.

I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give.

No man is hurt but by himself.

I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.

Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?

He has the most who is most content with the least.

When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.

Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?

Blushing is the color of virtue.

All things are in common among friends.

The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.

The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.

The mob is the mother of tyrants.

The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.

It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.

The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.