Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Isocrates NULL

Greek Rhetorician and Orator

"Of all our possessions wisdom alone is immortal."

"As it is the nature of the body to be developed by appropriate exercises, it is the nature of the soul to be developed by moral precepts."

"Never hope to conceal any shameful thing which you have done; for even if you do conceal it from others, your own heart will know."

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity."

"Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality. Because it teaches its citizens to consider audacity as a right, lawlessness as a freedom, abrasive speech as equality, and anarchy as progress."

"It is not fitting that the evil produced by men should be imputed to things; let those bear the blame who make an ill use of things in themselves good."