For to fear death, men, is in fact nothing other than to seem to be wise, but not to be so. For it is to seem to know what one does not know: no one knows whether death does not even happen to be the greatest of all goods for the human being; but people fear it as though they knew well that it is the greatest of evils.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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Too much freedom seems to change into nothing but too much slavery, both for private man and city.

A life without investigation is not worth living.

Do you mean that the tyrant will dare to use violence against the people who fathered him, and raise his hand against them if they oppose him? So the tyrant is a parricide, and little comfort to his old parent.

If it is pure when it leaves the body and drags nothing bodily with it, as it had no willing association with the body in life, but avoided it and gathered itself together by itself and always practiced this, which is no other than practicing philosophy in the right way, in fact, training to die easily. Or is this not training for death?

He could not harm me, for I do not think it is permitted that a better man be harmed by a worse.

In which, if any, of these constitutions do we find the art of ruling being practiced in the actual government of men? What art is more difficult to learn? But what art is more important to us?

But what if there are no gods?

Reality is created by the mind. We can change our reality by changing our mind.

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.

What do you mean? he asked. Beginning with the State, I replied, would you say that a city which is governed by a tyrant is free or enslaved? No city, he said, can be more completely enslaved.

Yet as the proverb says, 'In vino veritas,' whether with boys, or without them (In allusion to two proverbs.); and therefore I must speak.

We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.