Socrates

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. - Socrates

The shortest and best way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be.  - Socrates

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates

If I tell you that I would be disobeying the god and on that account it is impossible for me to keep quiet, you won't be persuaded by me, taking it that I am ironizing. And if I tell you that it is the greatest good for a human being to have discussions every day about virtue and the other things you hear me talking about, examining myself and others, and that the unexamined life is not livable for a human being, you will be even less persuaded. - Socrates

I am a citizen not of Athens or Greece, but of the world. - Socrates

Beloved Pan, and all ye other gods who haunt this place, give me beauty in the inward soul; and may the outward and inward be at one. - Socrates

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. - Socrates

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates - 420 B.C.