...Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded... _Phaedrus_

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All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.

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As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have least with are the greatest babblers.

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Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. The Republic

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

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Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. The Republic

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But already it is time to depart, for me to die, for you to go on living; which of us takes the better course, is concealed from anyone except God.)

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But, my dearest Agathon, it is truth which you cannot contradict; you can without any difficulty contradict Socrates. Symposium

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Courage is knowing what not to fear.

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Death is not the worst than can happen to men.

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