Chilo advised, 'not to speak evil of the dead.'
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.
He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.
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.
He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge and one only evil, namely, ignorance.
Protagoras asserted that there are two sides to every question, exactly opposite to each other.
I am looking for an honest man.
Bury me on my face, said Diogenes the Cynic and when he was asked why, he replied, Because in a little while everything will be turned upside down.
Nothing can be produced out of nothing.
Democritus says, 'But we know nothing really for truth lies deep down.'
The question was put to him, what hope is and his answer was, 'The dream of a waking man.'
When Thales was asked what was difficult, he said, 'To know one's self.' And what was easy, 'To advise another.'
Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he, 'That when they speak truth they are not believed.'
All things are in common among friends.
If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
To arrive at perfection, a man should have very sincere friends or inveterate enemies because he would be made sensible of his good or ill conduct, either by the censures of the one or the admonitions of the other.
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