My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.
More quotes by Socrates
Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
More quotes about Marriage
A man’s friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage – but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
There is nothing so much seduces reason from vigilance as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman in marriage.
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.
I am a black American male from Chicago, who had my rehearsal dinner at Versailles and then got married in Florence with a view of the entire city.
I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
Marriage is the best state for man in general, and every man is a worst man in proportion to the level he is unfit for marriage.
Husbands and wives, first be faithful to each other. Second, keep the romance going all of your life by courting each other every day.