The ancient oracle said that I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing.
Some have courage in pleasures, and some in pains: some in desires, and some in fears, and some are cowards under the same conditions.
See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river, and see all.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
Man's life is like a drop of dew on a leaf.
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek - I am a citizen of the world.