Archive for March, 2016

Quote of the day, March 31

March 30, 2016

Plutarch, on rich and poor

“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”

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Quote of the day, March 30

March 30, 2016

Nikos Kazantzakis, on teachers

“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.”

Quote of the day, March 29

March 29, 2016

Plotinus, on knowledge

“Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead to us.”

Quote of the day, March 28

March 27, 2016

Socrates, on knowledge

“Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.”

Quote of the day, March 27

March 26, 2016

Pericles, on time

“Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave.”

Quote of the day, March 26

March 26, 2016

Aristotle, on hope

“Hope is a waking dream.”

Quote of the day, March 25

March 25, 2016

James Baldwin, on poverty

“Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”

Quote of the day, March 24

March 24, 2016

Sydney Smith, on mathematics (1835)

“What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?”

Quote of the day, March 23

March 23, 2016

Quintilian, on liars (from Institutio Oratoria)

“A liar needs a good memory.”

Quote of the day, March 22

March 22, 2016

Greek proverb

“If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly.”