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.
Nothing quite new is perfect.
Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
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.
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