He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.
Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)
Contributed by: Zaady
Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions; . . . that laws were like cobwebs, - for that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast; while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.
It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
When asked what was the proper time for supper: If you are a rich man, whenever you please; and if you are a poor man, whenever you can.
Protagoras asserted that there are two sides to every question, exactly opposite to each other.
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
When Thales was asked what was difficult, he said, "To know one's self." And what was easy, "To advise another."
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
I am looking for an honest man.
The question was put to him, what hope is; and his answer was, "The dream of a waking man."
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