Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
Cicero (106 - 43 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
Socrates was the first to call philosophy down from the heavens and to place it in cities, and even to introduce it into homes and compel it to inquire about life and standards and goods and evils.
There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
What is more agreeable than one's home?
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.
Source: De Senectute, ch. 7, sct. 24, 44 B.C.
The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.
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