- How many things I can do without!
on looking at a multitude of goods exposed for sale
Diogenes Laertius Lives of the Philosophers bk. 2, ch. 25
- I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Diogenes Laertius Lives of the Philosophers bk. 2, sect. 32
- The rest of the world lives to eat, while I eat to live.
Diogenes Laertius Lives of the Philosophers bk. 2, sect. 34
- To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know.
Plato Apology 29a
- Virtue does not come from money, but from virtue comes money and all other good things to man, both to the individual and to the state.
Plato Apology 30b
- The unexamined life is not worth living.
Plato Apology 38a
- Not life, but a good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Plato Crito 48b
- It is never right to do wrong or to requite wrong with wrong, or when we suffer evil to defend ourselves by doing evil in return.
Plato Crito 49d
- It is perfectly certain that the soul is immortal and imperishable, and our souls will actually exist in another world.
Plato Phaedo 107a
- But, my dearest Agathon, it is truth which you cannot contradict; you can without any difficulty contradict Socrates.
Plato Symposium 201d
- I am not Athenian or Greek but a citizen of the world.
Plutarch Moralia bk. 7 ‘On Exile’
- Crito, we owe a cock to Aesculapius; please pay it and don't forget it.
last words; Plato Phaedo 118