You should not honor men more than truth.
He who refuses to rule is liable to be ruled by one who is worse than himself.
Love is a madness produced by an unsatisfiable rational desire to understand the ultimate truth about the world.
The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
I thought to myself: I am wiser than this man; neither of us probably knows anything that is really good, but he thinks he has knowledge, when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think I have.
Let the speaker speak truly and the judge decide justly.
Philosophy is the highest music.
And the love, more especially, which is concerned with the good, and which is perfected in company with temperance and justice, whether among gods or men, has the greatest power, and is the source of all our happiness and harmony, and makes us friends with the gods who are above us, and with one another.
When a man is out of his depth, whether he has fallen into a little swimming-bath or into mid-ocean, he has to swim all the same.