The really important thing is not to live, but to live well… and to live well means the same thing as to live honourably or rightly.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
For the poet is a light and winged and holy thing, and there is no invention in him until he has been inspired and is out of his senses, and the mind is no longer in him: when he has not attained to this state, he is powerless and is unable to utter his oracles.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.