Could I climb to the highest place in Athens, I would lift my voice and proclaim: 'Fellow citizens, why do you turn and scrape every stone to gather wealth, and take so little care of your children to whom one day you must relinquish it all?'
Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
Whom, then, do I call educated?
First, those who control circumstances
instead of being mastered by them, those who meet all occasions manfully and act in accordance with intelligent thinking;
those who are honorable in all dealings, who treat good-naturedly persons and things that are disagreeable;
and furthermore, those who hold their pleasures under control and are not overcome by misfortune;
finally those who are not spoiled by success.
Socrates (469-399 B.C.)