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    He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
    — Socrates
    tags: nature  wealth 
     
    I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
    — Socrates
    tags: men 
     
    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.
    — Socrates
    tags: bad  philosopher  wife  marry 
     
    False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
    — Socrates
    tags: evil  soul 
     
    Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
    — Socrates
    Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
    — Socrates
    tags: death  human  blessing 
     
    The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
    — Socrates
    tags: soul  god 
     
    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.
    — Socrates
    Let him that would move the world first move himself.
    — Socrates
    tags: world 
     
    There are a great many of these accusers, and they have been accusing me now for a great many years, and what is more, they approached you at the most impressionable age, when some of you were children or adolescents; and literally won their case by default, because there was no one to defend me.
    — Socrates
    tags: children  age  child  year 
     
    You think that upon the score of fore-knowledge and divining I am infinitely inferior to the swans. When they perceive approaching death they sing more merrily than before, because of the joy they have in going to the God they serve.
    — Socrates
    tags: death  joy  god 
     
    No one can teach, if by teaching we mean the transmission of knowledge, in any mechanical fashion, from one person to another. The most that can be done is that one person who is more knowledgeable than another can, by asking a series of questions, stimulate the other to think, and so cause him to learn for himself.
    — Socrates
    I shall never fear or avoid things of which I do not know...
    — Socrates
    tags: fear 
     
    The heart of the person before you is a mirror. See there your own form.
    — Socrates
    tags: people  heart 
     
    I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
    — Socrates
    Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen.
    — Socrates
    tags: failure 
     
    In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.
    — Socrates
    tags: nature  men  sleep 
     
    The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
    — Socrates
    tags: happiness  secret 
     
    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
    — Socrates
    tags: lost 
     
    Do it because it's in your heart. Not because you want something in return. Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
    — Socrates
    tags: time  heart  writing 
     
    If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  wealth 
     
    Those then who know not wisdom and virtue, and are always busy with gluttony and sensuality, go down and up again as far as the mean; and in this region they move at random throughout life, but they never pass into the true upper world; thither they neither look, nor do they ever find their way, neither are they truly filled with true being, nor do they ever taste of pure and abiding pleasure.
    — Socrates
    tags: true  pleasure  virtue  wisdom 
     
    The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
    — Socrates
    tags: secret  focus  energy  fighting 
     
    What most counts is not merely to live, but to live right.
    — Socrates
    tags: live  right 
     
    Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom.
    — Socrates
    tags: wisdom  ignorance 
     
    Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
    — Socrates
    tags: human 
     
    Nobody knows anything, but I, knowing nothing, am the smartest man in the world.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  world  knowing 
     
    An unexamined life is a life of no account.
    — Socrates
    To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. For a man who claims to have knowledge, while actually knowing nothing, is less smarter than you, who claim to know nothing.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  meaning  true  knowing 
     
    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is a habit.
    — Socrates
    tags: excellence 
     
    I call myself a Peaceful Warrior... because the battles we fight are on the inside
    — Socrates
    tags: fight  battle 
     
    Is it not, then, better to be ridiculous and friendly than clever and hostile?
    — Socrates
    There are two kinds of disease of the soul, vice and ignorance.
    — Socrates
    tags: soul  ignorance 
     
    Do not be angry with me if I tell you the truth
    — Socrates
    tags: truth 
     
    No citizen has any right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training; it is part of his profession as a citizen to keep himself in good condition... [It is] a disgrace for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and the strength of which his body is capable.
    — Socrates
    A system of morality that is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception that has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
    — Socrates
    The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
    — Socrates
    tags: evil  work  success  ignorance 
     
    My belief is that to have no wants is divine.
    — Socrates
    tags: belief  divine 
     
    In every person there is a sun. Just let them shine.
    — Socrates
    tags: people 
     
    In every one of us there are two ruling and directing principles, whose guidance we follow wherever they may lead; the one being an innate desire of pleasure; the other, an acquired judgment which aspires after excellence.
    — Socrates
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    socrates
    Birth    : 471 BC
    Death  : 399 BC
    Occupation  : Philosopher

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