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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Diogenes Laërtius. (fl. early 3d cent.) (continued)
 
9111
    He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance.
          Socrates. xiv.
9112
    He declared that he knew nothing, except the fact of his ignorance.
          Socrates. xvi.
9113
    Being asked whether it was better to marry or not, he replied, “Whichever you do, you will repent it.”
          Socrates. xvi.
9114
    He used to say that other men lived to eat, but that he ate to live. 1
          Socrates. xvi.
9115
    Aristippus being asked what were the most necessary things for well-born boys to learn, said, “Those things which they will put in practice when they become men.”
          Aristippus. iv.
9116
    Aristippus said that a wise man’s country was the world. 2
          Aristippus. xiii.
9117
    Like sending owls to Athens, as the proverb goes.
          Plato. xxxii.
9118
    Plato affirmed that the soul was immortal and clothed in many bodies successively.
          Plato. xl.
9119
    Time is the image of eternity.
          Plato. xli.
9120
    That virtue was sufficient of herself for happiness. 3
          Plato. xlii.
9121
    That the gods superintend all the affairs of men, and that there are such beings as dæmons.
          Plato. xlii.
9122
    There is a written and an unwritten law. The one by which we regulate our constitutions in our cities is the written law; that which arises from custom is the unwritten law.
          Plato. li.
9123
    Plato was continually saying to Xenocrates, “Sacrifice to the Graces.” 4
          Xenocrates. iii.
 
Note 1.
See Plutarch, Quotation 140. [back]
Note 2.
See Garrison, Quotation 3. [back]
Note 3.
See Walton, Quotation 9.

In that [virtue] does happiness consist.—Zeno (page 764). [back]
Note 4.
See Chesterfield, Quotation 3. [back]
 

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