We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
He has the most who is most content with the least.
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.
Calumny is only the noise of madmen.
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.
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.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.
The great thieves lead away the little thief.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.
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