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Summary

Socrates was a famous Philosopher from Greece, who lived between 469 BC and 399 BC.

Biography

Socrates (Greek: Σωκράτης, Sōκrátēs) was a philosopher of ancient Greece who laid the foundations of Western philosophy, and are among its most influential representatives.

His influence is mediated through his pupil Plato, has become so momentous that he is one of the most renowned and respected thinkers. The term of the previous classical Pre-Socratic philosophy.

Our collection contains 43 quotes who is written / told by Socrates, under the main topics: Nature, Wedding, Wisdom.

Related authors: Aristotle, Euripides

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates

Famous quotes by Socrates (43)


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"Wisdom begins in wonder"
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"Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence"
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"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us"
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"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing"
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"Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior"
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"Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued"
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"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher"
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"Let him that would move the world first move himself"
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"It is not living that matters, but living rightly"
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"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"
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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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"I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live"
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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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"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing"
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"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance"
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"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean"
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"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing"
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"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature"
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"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy"
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"From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate"
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"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil"
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"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for"
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"Death may be the greatest of all human blessings"
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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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"Beware the barrenness of a busy life"
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"Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind"
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"Beauty is a short-lived tyranny"
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"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant"
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"Be as you wish to seem"
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"As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent"
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"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing"
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"An honest man is always a child"
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"All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine"
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"A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true"
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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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"The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him"
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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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"The unexamined life is not worth living"
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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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"To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge"
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"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing"
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"One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him"
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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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