Before beginning, plan carefully.
But if I am wrong in thinking the human soul immortal, I am glad to be wrong; nor will I allow the mistake which gives me so much pleasure to be wrested from me as long as I live.
Being asked by Criton how he would be buried, I have taken a great deal of pains, saith he, my friends, to no purpose, for I have not convinced our Criton that I shall fly from hence, and leave no part of me behind. Notwithstanding, Criton, if you can overtake me, wheresoever you get hold of me, bury me as you please: but.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Be, rather than seem.
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.