O philosophy, you leader of life.
Cicero (106 - 43 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
There is nothing so absurd (or ridiculous) but some philosopher has said it.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
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.
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.
So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
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