Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads.
One owes respect to the living. To the dead one owes only truth.
...time isn't a slick medium that we slide through into old age, it is lumpy and irregular and breaks us into pieces.
I spent over half my life waiting for the accumulation of happiness and then I realized that it doesn't accumulate at all, it just occurs here and there, like snow that falls and never settles.
For the fear of death is indeed the pretense of wisdom, and not real wisdom, being a pretense of knowing the unknown; and no one knows whether death, which men in their fear apprehend to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Book: Apology by Plato I have gone through several literary phases in my life -- most of them with the youthful notion that I was a lot smarter than I really am. I downloaded this book nearly 6 years ago with the idea of teaching myself philosophy. Didn't touch it for 6 years - so, …