Lord of Lords, grant us the good whether we pray for it or not, but evil keep from us, even though we pray for it.
Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
It is as expedient that a wicked man be punished as that a sick man be cured by a physician; for all chastisement is a kind of medicine.
When men speak ill of you, live so as nobody may believe them.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.
The soul takes nothing with her to the other world but her education and culture; and these, it is said, are of the greatest service or of the greatest injury to the dead man, at the very beginning of his journey hither.
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.
He is unworthy of the name of man who is ignorant of the fact that the diagonal of a square is incommensurable with its side.
He who can properly define and divide is to be considered a god.
Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.
There still remain three studies suitable for free man. Arithmetic is one of them.
Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.
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