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Socrates Quotes

Philosopher
Born On
0470-00-00
Died On
0399-00-00
Birth Place
Athens
Death Place
Classical Athens
Father
Sophroniscus
Mother
Phaenarete
Spouse
Xanthippe
Nationality
Greek

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

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An honest man is always a child.

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Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.

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Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

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One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life, that word is Love.

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I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

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The hottest love has the coldest end.

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By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

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Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

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Nobody knows what death is, nor whether to man it is perchance the greatest of blessings, yet people fear it as if they surely knew it to be the worse of evils.

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Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

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Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

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Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

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I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

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If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

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By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

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The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

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It is not living that matters, but living rightly.

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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

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Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

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To find yourself, think for yourself.

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Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.

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Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.

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Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

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I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think

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He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

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There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

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The unexamined life is not worth living.

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

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The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.

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Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

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Let him who would move the world first move himself.

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The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

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Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.

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The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

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Know thyself.

Socrates