“Wisdom begins in wonder.
“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
“Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.
“I thought to myself, 'I am wiser than this man neither of us knows anything that is really worthwhile, but he thinks he has knowledge when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think that I have. I seem, at any rate, to be a little wiser than he is on this point I do not think that I know what I do not know.
“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.
“Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
“And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.
“Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
“Science says 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says 'We must die,' and seeks how to make us die well.
“Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)
“I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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