"As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have least with are the greatest babblers."

"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

"Beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may."

"Courage is knowing what not to fear."

"For once touched by love, everyone becomes a poet."

"Friends have all things in common."

"I shall assume that your silence gives consent."

"Let every man remind their descendants that they also are soldiers who must not desert the ranks of their ancestors, or from cowardice fall behind."

"Life must be lived as play."

"Love is a serious mental disease."

"May I consider the wise man rich. As for gold, let me have as much as a moderate man could bear and carry with him."

"Neither family, nor privilege, nor wealth, nor anything but Love can light that beacon which a man must steer by when he sets out to live the better life."

"Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."

"No one should be discouraged, Theaetetus, who can make constant progress, even though it be slow."

"Oh dear Pan and all the other Gods of this place, grant that I may be beautiful inside. Let all my external possessions be in friendly harmony with what is within."

"Only the dead have seen the end of war."

"The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings."

"The measure of a man is what he does with power."

"Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder."

"Your silence gives consent."

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